Congratulations to Malcolm Smoak, 2020 Clyde E. Fant Memorial Award Recipient
Mr. Smoak was named for his long history of service to the community and encouraging his team to give back as well. Please read his bio below:
Malcolm Smoak is President and Chief Operating Officer for Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO) in Shreveport, Louisiana.
He leads more than 1,600 SWEPCO employees who generate the power to impact our communities, to strengthen our economy, to enrich our environment and to create a brighter future together.
He is responsible for the electric distribution system, engineering, operations, construction, and maintenance, serving approximately 539,000 customers in Louisiana, Arkansas, northeast Texas, and the panhandle of Texas.
Smoak started with SWEPCO in 1984 as a distribution engineer in Shreveport. Since then he has served in a variety of management roles in the metering, operations and engineering functions. Prior to his current role, he served as Vice President of Distribution.
He holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Louisiana Tech University. He completed executive management programs at Louisiana State University and The Ohio State University.
Smoak is a registered professional engineer in Louisiana. He is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and past president of the Shreveport Chapter. He is a member of the Louisiana Tech Engineering and Science Foundation and is currently serving as a member and chairman of the Louisiana Tech Electrical Engineering Advisory Board. Since 2005, Smoak has been a principal member of the National Electrical Safety Code, Subcommittee 8, representing the National Society of Professional Engineers.
Smoak and his wife, Janice, live in Bossier City, Louisiana.