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). 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 board of director election results, click here.

For a summary of the matters discussed and actions taken during board of director meetings, click here.

2022 Piedmont Electric Board of Directors

District 1: David Poythress (Secretary)

District 2: J. Randy Kinley (Vice Chair)

District 3: Cy Vernon

District 4: Stephen Long

District 5: Steven Bailey

District 6: Beth Townsend

District 7: Bill Barber (Chair)

District 8: V. Kay Scurlock-Ferguson

District 9: Richal Vanhook (Treasurer)

If you would like to send a message to the board, email 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.

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