Harold DePriest, who has served as CEO of the Electric Power Board of Chattanooga, announced his retirement on Friday.

DePriest worked for EPB for over 40 years, and has served as president and CEO since 1996.

EPB Board Chairman Joe Ferguson said on Friday that DePriest played a pivotal role for both EPB and the community as a whole.

DePriest's retirement will take effect on September 1.