DeFuniak Springs (March 16, 2021) – Dr. Reese Harrison was appointed as CHELCO’s District 3 board trustee in February after Jim Bishop passed away in November.
Harrison has been practicing general dentistry for 20 years. As a small-business owner, he has worked to understand practice management processes and used that expertise to mentor new dental graduates for years. His dental practice is now in South Walton County, and he and his family have called South Walton home for the past nine years.
Harrison currently represents the Northwest Florida District on the Florida Dental Association Board of Trustees. He has been involved in multiple local civic positions, including the Lynn Haven Planning Board and the Bay County Chamber of Commerce.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Michael, Harrison and his wife helped found the nonprofit Hope Panhandle, which immediately supported the damaged areas with food and supplies. Harrison’s experience with building and running both for-profit and not-for-profit businesses has given him a broad understanding of business financials and operations.
“I look forward to working with Dr. Harrison, and I have no doubt that he will be an asset to our board of trustees and represent our members in District 3 well,” CEO Steve Rhodes said.
CHELCO is a not-for-profit electric distribution cooperative serving more than 56,000 accounts in Walton, Okaloosa, Holmes and Santa Rosa counties.