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PPS Evaluates CEO Candidates, Mum on Finalists

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Paducah Power Board Members evaluated 12 CEO applicants in a closed meeting today. The board has employed the national search firm, Dowdy Recruiting,  to find a new leader for the embattled power provider

Interim CEO MarkCrisson is nearing his third month in his role and has planned to work with PPS for around five months.

PPS Board Chairman Hardy Roberts wouldn’t say how many finalists there are following today’s meeting. He also said they don’t plan to reveal the names of the finalists. PPS hopes to hire a new CEO in February. 

Chad Lampe, a Poplar Bluff, Missouri native, was raised on radio. He credits his father, a broadcast engineer, for his technical knowledge, and his mother for the gift of gab. At ten years old he broke all bonds of the FCC and built his own one watt pirate radio station. His childhood afternoons were spent playing music and interviewing classmates for all his friends to hear. At fourteen he began working for the local radio stations, until he graduated high school. He earned an undergraduate degree in Psychology at Murray State, and a Masters Degree in Mass Communication. In November, 2011, Chad was named Station Manager in 2016.
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