We run on high performing teams.

SEC is a lean organization composed of high-performing teams that rely on the use of efficient manufacturing systems and processes to exceed our customers’ expectations in areas of quality, service, safety, delivery, team development, cost, and control. These very dedicated teams are headed by a vastly experienced management team.

Management Team

Toni D. Cooley

Chief Executive Officer

Toni has 30-plus years of experience in management, marketing, government relations, and law. She is responsible for SAIA’s strategic direction and marketing. Toni holds a B.A. degree in Business Administration from Stephens College and J.D. degree from the University of Minnesota Law School.

Michael Thomas


Michael has a wide variety of financial, budgetary, managerial and systems improvement experience. He is a degreed Accountant with over 30 years of experience in financial and organizational management. He has managed budgets of over $400 million and has supervised as many as 50 managers and more than 2,000 employees. He has overseen operational functions including human resources, business services, transportation services, information technology services, facilities management, property/inventory accounting, and campus police, to name a few. Since the early 2000s, Michael has committed considerable energy, effort and study on organizational systemic improvement through human resource professional development, performance metrics monitoring and reporting and quality customer service. Michael is responsible for implementation of overall company strategy.

Joshua E. Ashaka

Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

A Certified Public Accountant and a Chartered Global Management Accountant with more than 29 years of accounting, financial management, and consulting experience, Joshua is responsible for the accounting, finance, treasury, and information technology operations of SEC. He holds a B.S. degree in Accounting and a Master of Professional Accountancy degree from Jackson State University.

Derrell McGee


A native of Jackson, MS, Derrell brings over 20 years of manufacturing experience over 30 years of business consulting and development.