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)
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.