Board of Directors
As a cooperative, Piedmont Electric is governed by a member-elected board of directors. The cooperative is divided into nine directorate districts representing all areas of the service territory (see District Map). There is also one at-large director. Members are elected to the board in staggered three-year terms, with the elections conducted via mail-in and online balloting each spring.
For details on the 2019 board of director election results, click here.
District 1: David Poythress
District 2: J. Randy Kinley
District 3: Cy Vernon
District 4: Stephen Long
District 5: Paul Bailey (Vice Chairman)
District 6: Beth Townsend
District 7: Bill Barber (Chairman)
District 8: Andy Oakley
District 9: Sam Woods (Secretary)
At-Large: Richal Vanhook (Treasurer)
If you would like to send a message to the board, email Piedmont.Board@pemc.coop. Members wishing to attend a board meeting should read Board Policy 430 and complete the included form. Additionally, anyone seeking nomination to the board of directors should reference Article IV of our bylaws.
Piedmont Electric, as a Touchstone Energy® Cooperative, strives to maintain the four tenets of Touchstone Energy: Integrity, Accountability, Innovation and Commitment to the Community.
Headquartered in Hillsborough, the electric utility serves parts of Alamance, Caswell, Durham, Granville, Orange and Person counties in north central North Carolina.