North Carolina’s Electric Cooperatives recently welcomed new leaders to the boards of the North Carolina Electric Membership Corporation, the North Carolina Association of Electric Cooperatives and the Tarheel Electric Membership Association. These statewide board leaders were elected at North Carolina’s Electric Cooperatives’ annual meeting, which was held in Raleigh last month.
Paul Spruill, General Manager and Chief Executive Officer of Tideland EMC, was elected to serve a two-year term as president of the board of directors for the North Carolina Electric Membership Corporation (NCEMC). He has been with Tideland since July 2011. In addition, Greg Puckett, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Surry-Yadkin EMC, will serve as NCEMC vice president, and Susan Flythe, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Cape Hatteras Electric will serve as its secretary-treasurer.
NCEMC, the power supplier for North Carolina’s electric cooperatives, is one of the nation’s largest generation and transmission cooperatives and a leader in the application of innovative energy solutions. It is responsible for planning, developing and operating a power supply system to provide affordable, reliable and environmentally responsible electricity to 25 of the state’s electric cooperatives.
Dr. Max Walser, chairman of EnergyUnited’s board of directors, was elected to a one-year term as president of the board of directors for the North Carolina Association of Electric Cooperatives (NCAEC). He has served on EnergyUnited’s board of directors for 43 years. Jeff Clark, CEO of Jones-Onslow EMC will serve as NCAEC’s vice president and Suzy Morgan, vice president of Wake Electric’s board of directors, was elected as secretary-treasurer.
NCAEC is a statewide trade association owned by North Carolina’s 26 electric cooperatives that has worked since 1943 to promote training, safety, education, communications and legislative advocacy on behalf of electric cooperative members and the public.
New leaders joining the board of the Tarheel Electric Membership Association include: Greg Andress, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Union Power Cooperative (District 1); Columbus Jeffers, board director for Roanoke Electric Cooperative (District 2); and Calvin Duncan, board director for Brunswick Electric (District 3). TEMA is a cooperative organization that provides materials and supplies needed to operate and maintain the electric system. It is owned by its members, electric cooperatives in North Carolina, Virginia and Maryland.
We congratulate all of these newly elected leaders and thank them for their service to our state’s electric cooperatives and members!