Decosta E. Jenkins


Decosta E. Jenkins has worked at the Nashville Electric Service (NES) since 1991 and has served as President and Chief Executive Officer since September 2004. He is a Certified Public Accountant. Prior to becoming President and Chief Executive Officer, he was the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Jenkins also served as the Secretary/Treasurer of the Electric Power Board. Prior to joining NES, Mr. Jenkins was with Deloitte LLP for eleven years where he worked in the audit department.

Mr. Jenkins graduated from the University of Tennessee with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. He also has an Associate of Science in electrical engineering technology from Penn Foster College. He serves as the Chair Elect of the board of The American Public Power Association. He also serves on the Board of Trustees for the University of Tennessee, the board of directors of Samaritan Ministries/Project S.E.E., the board of directors of the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, the board of Seven States Power Corporation, the YMCA Middle Tennessee board, and the Nashville Chamber of Commerce board of directors. He serves on the American Public Power Association’s Climate Change and Generation Policy Task Force.