Jackie Pooser is your newest WFEC Trustee. She takes over the District 3 seat left vacant after John Patrick’s retirement from the board. She ran for the District 3 board seat unopposed in the cooperative’s recent election.
“I am very appreciative of being elected to serve on the board and for the opportunity to work with the board and staff in service to all the members of West Florida Electric Cooperative,” said Pooser.
She has been in the indigent criminal defense profession since 1971 working with the State of Florida Office of the Public Defender of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit. From 1971 to 1992, she worked with Attorney Herman Laramore in his civil law practice. As Administrative Director of the Public Defender’s Office, she handles a variety of duties including personnel management, human resources, purchasing, county budget preparation and more for the six counties served by the Public Defender’s Office. These counties are Bay, Calhoun, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson and Washington. In her 49th year working for the Public Defender’s Office, she has worked longer than any other employee with the Public Defender’s Office throughout the entire State of Florida in any capacity.
Pooser has been a member of West Florida Electric Cooperative for over 17 years and is married to Larry Pooser, Sr., a retired realtor. The couple attends Rivertown Community Church in Marianna and have four children, Larry Pooser, Jr., Ali Wiggins, Leslie MacLaren and Julia Bennett. They also have ten grandchildren.
“I look forward to successfully working with the other board members to maintain the high standards already in place in all areas of the management of West Florida Electric for both normal, day-to-day business functions and in the recovery efforts related to Hurricane Michael. I will strive to do this in the most cost-effective manner for all members of the cooperative,” Pooser said.
In her spare time she enjoys reading, hunting, being outdoors and spending time with her family.
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