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.

PEMC Board of Directors

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.

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