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MEET THE TEAM
Scott Whitsell, President
Scott Whitsell has an extensive history in the utility/infrastructure industry and was a founding member of 5 Star Electric in 2015. For more than 20 years, Scott has been working in the electrical field and has worked his way from an Electrical Apprentice to the current President of 5 Star Electric.
Scott has shown outstanding leadership skills and an innate ability to inspire others throughout his career. For nearly 10 years, Scott was Safety Director for Hendrix Electric before being promoted to VP of Safety and HR. When Hendrix Electric joined with T&D Solutions in 2013, Scott was again promoted to President of Safety for the company. Throughout his career, Scott has demonstrated outstanding leadership which led him to co-found 5 Star Electric in 2015. His exemplary management skills and leadership capabilities have enabled 5 Star Electric to achieve great success in the years since it was founded.
Since 5 Star Electric joined with Mammoth Energy in 2017, Scott has held pivotal roles with the company, including VP of Safety and Training for Cobra Energy, as well as President of 5 Star Electric, LLC. Scott possesses a Bachelor of Science from Murray State University.
Director of C&I Operations
Chris Adcock, Director of C&I Operations
5 Star Electric’s Commercial and Industrial division contributes to 5 Star’s ability to offer a full range of electrical services. Chris Adcock is Director of C&I Division and has more than 25 years of experience in the electrical field. Chris has been a certified Master Electrician for more than 20 years and has nearly a decade of project management experience in the electrical field. Chris holds a Contractor’s License (CE) for the states of both Kentucky and Tennessee. Chris’s leadership skills and experience have been crucial to the successful development of the C&I Division for 5 Star Electric. Chris understands the importance of developing positive relationships with not only our customers, but also with our vendors. Chris joined the 5 Star Team in 2016 and has been instrumental in the success of this division.
Terri Scott, Human Resources Manager
Terri joined the 5-Star Electric team in February 2023. Terri brings over 20 years of experience in administrative, human resources and asset management, as well as expertise in strategic planning and oversight of all human resource functions including HR infrastructure development, organizational development, recruiting, on-boarding, employee relations / personnel management, compensation / benefits programs, retention strategies, policy and procedure development and implementation, and HRIS implementation. She also has extensive knowledge of regulatory compliance including Human Resources Personnel management practices, laws, government regulations, policies, and DOT/FMCSA compliance. She prides herself on her excellent communication and project management skills and is adept in building relationships and teams to advance organizational goals and initiatives.
Terri earned her bachelor’s degree at Jacksonville University and holds both the Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification from the HR Certification Institute and the Certified Professional in Human Resources (SHRM-CP) from the Society of Human Resource Management.
Blake Lanham, Mechanic/Fleet Manager
Blake brings over a decade of mechanical experience to 5 Star Electric as first a Head Mechanic, and then as Fleet Manager. Ask him and he will tell you that he keeps the trucks running, so crews can keep the lights on. Blake’s attention to detail and mechanical aptitude have served him well since he began his career in auto mechanics. Prior to joining 5 Star, Blake was a mechanic for Hendrix Electric and also T&D Solutions. Blake’s hard work and dedication to his craft and to 5 Star Electric, is crucial in the company’s ability to “keep the lights on!”
Bryan Baldwin, Safety Manager
Bryan “Turkey” Baldwin has over 20 years of experience in the infrastructure/utility industry. Bryan holds numerous industry safety certifications along with specialized training certificates in Utility Operations. Bryan joined 5 Star in 2016 as Safety Manager. Previously he was a dedicated lineman/foreman who pursued his passion in the area of safety only after years of working in the field and learning all aspects of the industry.
He’s most proud of the work performed in Puerto Rico after hurricanes destroyed the island’s power grid.
Bryan is a proud graduate of the School of Industrial Electricity in Madisonville, Kentucky.
Samantha Nall, Office Manager
Samantha joined 5 Star Electric from its inception in 2015. Given her 14 years of experience in the industry, Samantha acted as CFO for 5 Star Electric until 2017 when 5 Star joined with Mammoth Energy. Samantha has since held the position of Controller and also Office Manager. Her extensive background in the utility industry began at a very early age, as she is the third generation of her family to work in the electrical/utility industry. Samantha’s unwavering dedication and commitment to 5 Star Electric has been instrumental in the success of the company since it began in 2015.
Samantha graduated from Murray State University in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science in Business – Accounting Option.