The Order of the Long Leaf Pine was presented to Dan Allen, Four County EMC’s Vice President of Member Services, during his retirement luncheon on December 12. The prestigious award, the highest civilian honor granted by the governor of the State of North Carolina, was presented by Representative William Brisson (R-22).
Allen leaves a legacy of outstanding service and leadership, having served nearly four decades with the cooperative. Allen began his career with the co-op as Conservation Advisor in 1981, and then became Manager of Member Relations and Energy Planning in 1985, and subsequently District Manager of the Burgaw office in 1989. In 1992, he became the District Manager of the Elizabethtown office. After serving in a variety of roles within the Member Services department and with his unwavering commitment to Four County members and the community, Allen was named Vice President of Member Services in 1997.
“Allen’s work ethic, devotion and member focus have been exemplary, and we are very grateful for the contributions he has made to the company over the years,” said Mitch Keel, CEO of Four County EMC. “His knowledge and many years of experience will certainly be missed.”
Allen is a life-long resident of Bladen County, where he attends Foundation Bible Church in Elizabethtown. In retirement, Allen plans to do what he does best: volunteer work and community involvement. He also plans to make time for skeet shooting, spending time at the hunting preserve and traveling with his wife, Sunday.