Jerry Ransom was elected as Councilmember Place 1 in May 2015.
Mr. Ransom was born in Kansas City, Missouri, and attended Buffalo High School, Buffalo, Oklahoma. He continued his education by receiving a BS in Engineering Physics at the University of Oklahoma in 1966, a MS of Information & Control Sciences at Southern Methodist University in 1968, a Doctor of Electrical Engineering from Southern Methodist University in 1970, and a Doctor of Philosophy from Southern Methodist University in 1972.
From 1966-1978, Mr. Ransom worked for the defense contractors, LTV Electrosystems/E-Systems, as a Manager, Digital Systems Engineering. In 1978 – 2007, he founded and owned OmyiSYS, Inc. (and predecessor companies), was the Chief Executive Officer and Shareholder and board member of OmniSYS, LLC.
From 1982 – 1985, Mr. Ransom served on the Greenville City Council. He also served on the Texas Municipal Power Agency from 1983 – 1985 and was Chairman of the Utility Study Committee from 1983 – 1985. He most recently served on the 4A/4A Study Committee.
Mr. Ransom has two grown children and one grandchild. He enjoys golfing, skiing, gardening, Civil War history, World War II history, and Supreme Court history.
Mr. Ransom hopes to maintain the unique culture and historical identity of Greenville during his tenure on the City Council. He has always made the choice to live and locate his business in Greenville.