Charting the Way Forward

After months of deliberation and careful review of dozens of qualified candidates, the board of directors selected Jordan Overbee as the next president and general manager of Piedmont Electric Cooperative.

“We knew how important it was to get this right for our members and for our employees,” Board Chair Randy Kinley said. “The board wanted to find someone who could make sure that Piedmont Electric continues to provide exceptional service, and we believe that Jordan is the right person to lead our co-op in fulfilling that mission.”

Jordan joins Piedmont Electric most recently from Brunswick EMC in Supply, NC on our state’s southern coast where he was the vice president of engineering and operations. A professional engineer, Jordan has extensive experience in the electric industry, having worked for more than 15 years in the industry with Progress Energy, Wake EMC and Pike Engineering.

Jordan Overbee headshot

“I’m excited to meet everybody and to have the opportunity to lead a great organization,” Jordan said. “Being there for the member and knowing that you’re providing such an important service is what excites me and is why I come to work.”

Jordan highlighted that he has worked with outstanding leaders in the past in both the business-focused investor-owned utility model and the member-centric cooperative model which has helped him hone the servant leadership style he brings to Piedmont Electric.

“Realizing what you can do for someone else on a daily basis, I believe that’s what will make Piedmont successful for our members,” Jordan explained. “If we all understand what it’s like to be a member, if every employee looks at their job and asks, ‘What do I want my electric company to do for me?’ and they feel that in everything they do, that’s how we’ll provide exceptional service to our members.”

Jordan affirmed that the co-op’s long-term priorities will remain focused on member satisfaction, reliability, cost and safety. He also shared his eagerness to connect with Piedmont Electric’s members and employees, as well as to identify strengths and opportunities for improvement in the short term.

“Piedmont is an amazing co-op,” Jordan said. “I’m excited to get there and get started.”

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