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South Alabama Regional Airport Honors Retired Covington Electric Co-Op President & CEO Ed Short

Longtime Covington Electric Cooperative CEO Ed Short was honored today by the South Alabama Regional Airport Board of Directors, its management & supporting entities. In December 2022 the airport approved resolution 2022-07 honoring Mr. Short for his years of contributions to the airport & community.
PowerSouth CEO & Airport Board Chairman Gary L. Smith stated "I met Ed Short in 1990 when one Saturday Ed & his wife Gloria came by and helped me fix some problems at my home. Since that time we've had a great friendship. Through the years we've had good times and bad times at the airport. No matter the situation Ed was always there to support us. The Airport would not be what it is today without Ed Short. He stepped in and always did things that nobody else could. I appreciate him and want him to always know what he means to me and how he's impacted my life."
Andalusia Mayor Earl V. Johnson "Ed is as much of a brother as he is a friend to me. I've known Ed since 1979. We've covered a lot of ground together. His leadership and his example that he set for me had as much to do with him as anyone I've ever known. I can't thank him enough for what he's done for our airport. His vision, support and resources are what's helped make our airport the success it is today."
Airport Executive Director Jed Blackwell "I believe that we should all look up to people in our lives who've walked the roads ahead of us. We should learn from their example. Learn how they handle situations. Learn how they treat and help others. Learn how they lead. Today we honor Mr. Ed Short who has been one of those people for me. Thank you Mr. Short for impacting my life so much and all that you've done for our airport and community."
Pictured left to right - Airport Board Chairman Gary L. Smith, Covington Electric Cooperative Retired President / CEO Charles "Ed" Short & Andalusia Mayor Earl V. Johnson
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