James A. Heckle, President and CEO of York County Natural Gas Authority, is the Treasurer for the APGA Board of Directors.
Prior to joining York County Natural Gas Authority, Heckle worked in various management roles at York Electric Cooperative in York, SC starting in 1975. Heckle has held a succession of leadership roles at YCNGA since joining the Authority in 1994. He was named Executive Vice President in 1997 and appointed General Manager in 2005. In November of 2009 he assumed his current responsibilities as President and Chief Executive Officer. Heckle has served on numerous local, state and national boards including Southeastern Gas Association, York County Economic Development Board, York County Transportation Committee, Rock Hill/York County Visitors and Convention Bureau and York County Home Builders Association. He has been named Volunteer of the year by the South Carolina Economic Developers Association and South Carolina Ambassador for Economic Development by then Governor Carroll A. Campbell, Jr.