Hillsborough, NC — Piedmont Electric’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Steve Hamlin has been selected as the next President & CEO. Hamlin moved into the position upon the official retirement of President & CEO Randy G. Brecheisen in June 2016. He is the fifth leader in the Cooperative’s 78-year history. Hamlin brings 17 years of cooperative knowledge and experience to this position. He began at Piedmont Electric in 1999 as an accounting manager and then as the Cooperative’s chief financial officer. Hamlin graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1978. He is a certified public accountant and worked in public accounting as well as private industry prior to joining Piedmont Electric. Hamlin is married with three grown children and most recently, a grandson.