Learn about the Team at MEAG Power, including our President and Chief Executive Officer, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, and Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.
Jim Fuller serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of MEAG Power. He has more than 43 years of utility experience and has been with MEAG Power since 1997. Before being elected President and CEO in 2016, he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining MEAG Power, Fuller worked for the Massachusetts Municipal Wholesale Electric Company in various finance and audit positions. He is a Certified Public Accountant, received his undergraduate degree from Western New England College and holds a master’s from Bentley College.
Fuller currently serves on the Board of Directors of the American Public Power Association (APPA); serves on the Board of Directors of The Energy Authority (TEA), the nation’s leader in public power energy trading, risk management and advisory services; serves on the Board of the Large Public Power Council, an organization comprising the 28 largest public power utilities in the United States; and serves on the Board of Governors of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce.
Pete Degnan is MEAG Power’s in-house general counsel. He joined MEAG Power in 2013 after serving for 11 years as the agency’s general counsel at the Atlanta law firm Alston & Bird. Degnan has extensive experience in all aspects of the utility industry, including negotiating and drafting long-term power agreements and structuring new project transactions. He also helped lead MEAG Power’s efforts in developing Plant Vogtle 3&4.
Degnan has 48 years of legal experience and has tried more than 100 civil cases during his career. He has worked on constitutional challenges to the actions of local and state governments, as well as complex commercial contract claims. He attended the U.S. Naval Academy and earned his law degree at Syracuse University. Degnan is listed as one of the leading Georgia lawyers representing utilities in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, The Best Lawyers in America and Georgia Super Lawyers magazine.
Steve Jackson serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for MEAG Power. He has more than 40 years of utility experience, specializing in power generation construction and utility operations. Jackson worked for Big Rivers Electric Corporation and Tennessee Valley Authority in various engineering positions prior to joining MEAG Power in 1995.
He serves as Chairman of the Settlement and Operating Committee for TEA. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Georgia Energy and Industrial Construction Consortium (GEICC) and the Freight Rail Customer Alliance. Jackson holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Kentucky, a Master of Science degree in Engineering Management from the University of Evansville and has been registered as a Professional Engineer in Kentucky and Tennessee.
Reiko Kerr serves as Senior Vice President, Finance & Administration, and Chief Financial Officer for MEAG Power, responsible for all financial operations, human resources and information systems. She has nearly 25 years of utility experience in finance, power supply and risk management. Before joining MEAG Power in 2022, she served as Senior Assistant General Manager of the Power System for Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. Before that she served as Assistant General Manager of Power Supply, and as Assistant General Manager and Chief Financial Officer for Riverside Public Utilities.
Kerr serves as a member of the Finance and Audit Committee at The Energy Authority. She is a founding member and past board member of the Association of Women in Water, Energy and Environment. She received the 2019 national “Spark Award” from the Society of Women Engineers for dedicated mentoring and building an inclusive workplace culture. She is a member of the Tax and Finance Task Force for the Large Public Power Council. Kerr has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Cal State University, San Bernardino, and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Doug Lego serves as Senior Vice President, Transmission, for MEAG Power. He has more than 39 years’ utility experience in electric transmission, distribution and telecommunications. In addition to his 30 years at MEAG Power, Lego worked at Georgia Public Web, Inc., in various senior management positions and at Florida Power and Light as a distribution service planner.
He currently serves on SERC Reliability Corporation’s Board of Directors. Previous associations include APPA Telecom Committee and Lucent Technologies’ Network Advisory Board. Lego holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Florida Southern College, and both a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master’s degree in Management of Technology from the Georgia Institute of Technology.