Ed W. McCorkle has been the attorney for South Central Arkansas Electric Cooperative's Board of Directors since 1973. He was admitted to the bar in 1968, receiving his B.A. from the University of Arkansas in 1969. McCorkle has also been the attorney for the City of Arkadelphia since 1973. He was a member of the Arkansas Board of Bar Examiners from 1998-2004, where he held the position of Chairman. He is a member of the Arkansas Bar Association, American Bar Association, and the Arkansas Bar Foundation Board of Directors.