OMPA Announces Hiring of New Director of Corporate Services/CFO John Vansant

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OMPA General Manager Announces Hiring of New Director of Corporate Services/CFO John Vansant


On January 6th, Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority (OMPA) General Manager David W. Osburn welcomed John Vansant, former Director of Fiscal Affairs for the Water, Gas and Light Commission of the City of Albany, Georgia, as the Authority’s  new Director of Corporate Services/ Chief Financial Officer.  Vansant was employed by the Water, Gas and Light Commission since January 2001.  The Commission is a municipally-owned and operated utility system furnishing water, gas, and electricity that was established by city charter in 1912.

As the Director of Corporate Services/CFO, Vansant will manage OMPA’s Financial, Accounting and IT departments, which maintain the financial operations of the Authority, including the handling of investments and gas purchases for power plants, and the corporate network  “I am very excited about being part of the Financial, Accounting and IT team at OMPA and getting to know everyone here, and Oklahoma as well.  I can see that OMPA is a well run organization and I hope to make a strong contribution to the success of the management team” he said.

“John’s strong background in municipal services will be helpful in working with OMPA’s members,” stated General Manager Osburn.

Vansant is a certified public accountant.  Prior to being employed by the Water, Gas & Light Commission of Albany, Georgia, he held a number of different executive level financial positions in both public accounting firms and private industry.

Vansant received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree in accounting from Georgia State University located in Atlanta.

The Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority (OMPA) is a wholesale power company owned by 39 municipal electric utilities.  OMPA provides economies of scale in power generation and related services to support community-owned electric utilities.  The members of OMPA serve approximately two-hundred and fifty-thousand Oklahomans.