Tommy Greer Inducted into International Lineman’s Hall of Fame

Tommy Greer, retired director of Job Training & Safety for North Carolina’s Electric Cooperatives, was inducted into the International Lineman’s Hall of Fame at a ceremony on May 6 in San Antonio, Texas. The honor pays tribute to linemen who continually exceed the call of duty and exemplify those qualities that establish the true nature of the brotherhood of electrical linemen.

Under Greer’s leadership, North Carolina’s Electric Cooperatives successfully created a lineman’s technician community college curriculum and founded an associate’s degree program. Additionally, he worked with America’s Electric Cooperatives to create a national safety accreditation program, as well as the National Utility Training and Safety Education Association Internship program.


Greer retired last summer, but his legacy lives on and continues through his unselfish dedication to safety, education and loss control in the electric utility business. He continues to consult and provide volunteer services in several capacities in loss control and utility line construction.

“Tommy’s service and contributions were far above and beyond his routine duties at the North Carolina statewide,” said Phil Irwin, president and CEO of Federated Rural Electric Insurance Exchange. “He is a true leader who is passionate about safety and protecting the lives of linemen all across North Carolina and the entire country.”

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