The Paris Board of Public Utilities is comprised of over 75 employees who are led by an executive leadership team and governed by a five member board of directors.
BPU Executive Leadership
President & CEO
Wimberley joined the Paris Board of Public Utilities in December of 1990 after graduating from Murray State University with a Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering Technology. He began his tenure at Paris BPU as an Assistant Project Manager before transitioning to the Water/Wastewater Engineering Aide role in 2003. From there, Wimberley was named Director of Water and Wastewater in 2004 and served in that role until October of 2016. During his time as Director of Water and Wastewater, he obtained his MBA from Bethel University. In October of 2016, after serving as Assistant General Manager for a little over 2 years, Wimberley? was named Paris BPU General Manager. With the transition to Paris Utility ity in July 2020, Wimberley’s title was changed to President & CEO.?
Wimberley is very active at both the local and state level, serving on a wide variety of Boards and Associations including the Western District Managers Association where he serves as President. Additionally, he is the Current Vice President and President Elect of the Tennessee Municipal Electric Association along with being an active member of Tennessee Valley Public Power Association. Locally, Wimberley serves as the Secretary of the Henry County Planning Commission and is a Board Member of the Paris Henry County Industrial Committee. Wimberley is an alumni of Leadership Henry County and the WestStar Leadership Program as well as an active member of Paris Lakeway Kiwanis. Most recently, Wimberley was appointed by Governor Haslam in 2018 to a seat on the TN Board of Water Quality, Oil, and Gas.
Vice President – Business & Strategic Development
West joined the Paris Board of Public Utilities in August of 2012. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies from Denison University and his MBA from Bethel University. Prior to working for the Paris Board of Public Utilities West served as a project manager for the Davey Resource Group.
West is a Leadership Henry County alumnus, was a member of the WestStar Class of 2018 and an active member of the Paris Lakeway Kiwanis. Additionally, West serves on the Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and on the City of Paris Regional Planning Commission and Board of Zoning and Appeals. Currently, West is working towards completing his Certified Power Executive program.
Vice President – Water and Wastewater Services
Brown joined the Paris Board of Public Utilities in March of 2011 as an Engineering Aide/Storeroom Keeper in the Water Department. In October 2016, Brown assumed his current role as Director of Water and Wastewater Services. Prior to Paris BPU Brown worked at Dana Corporation as the Senior Cost Estimator in the accounting department. While at Paris BPU Brown has earned his TDEC Grade II Distribution System Operator and TDEC Grade II Collections Systems Operator Certifications.
Brown was born and raised in Henry County and is raising his two daughters here with his wife, Jennifer. He was an honors graduate of Henry County High School in 1990 and a 1995 graduate of Bethel University with a degree in Business Administration.
Vice President – Electric?Operations
Horton joined the Paris Board of Public Utilities full-time in November of 1998 as an Apprentice Lineman. In 2002, Horton became a Journeyman Lineman and in 2013, became a Line Crew Foreman. In 2017, Horton was promoted to General Foreman. After the transition to Paris Utility ity in July 2020, Horton was promoted to Vice President of Electric Operations.
Horton is a long-time resident of Paris and Henry County. He and his wife Leigh Ann have a son Balin who is also a lineman (at Mastec Utilities) and have two daughters, Maura and Landry, who are still in school at Henry County. Horton is an avid outdoors-man and when not working, can be found hunting, fishing or on the lake with his family.
Paris Utility ity Board of Directors
Bethany Edwards –?Secretary and Treasurer?