Brian Kirksey has announced his candidacy for the South Central Arkansas Electric Cooperative board.
Kirksey was elected to the Board of Directors in 2001 and currently serves as President. He has received his Credentialed Cooperative Director and Board Leadership certifications with the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association and has served on the Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation statewide board.
In 1980, he received a BSE from Henderson State University with a major in marketing. Brian is owner of Spring Creek Nursery & Farm in Alpine and manages Alpine Water Association. Brian and his wife Nan live in the Alpine-Amity area of Clark County where Brian serves as a Sunday School teacher at Amity Methodist Church and volunteers with the Wednesday youth ministry program. They are the parents of Kathryn Speights (Sloan) and John Brian Kirksey and proud grandparents of Charlie Kate Speights.
He serves on the Board of Directors for the Economic Development Council of Clark County (EDCCC) and Caddo River Consortium Board which oversees the management of the Centerpoint FFA Farm.
In 2007, the Kirksey family received the honor of being named the Arkansas Farm Family of the Year. Brian has represented Farm Bureau and Farm Credit of Western Arkansas as an Arkansas Farm Family judge and the Southeastern Farmer of the Year program, serving a 3-year term as a national judge for a 10-state region.