Roanoke Electric Co-op appoints new vice president of corporate services

Roanoke Electric Co-op appoints new vice president of corporate services

For Immediate Release									Media Contact: Lori Everhart 
Oct. 22, 2018											  leverhart@roanokeelectric.com | 252-209-2236	                    

Co-op appoints new vice president of corporate services

AULANDER, N.C. – Cathy Davison will be joining Roanoke Electric Cooperative as its new vice president of corporate services.  Davison will spearhead efforts to align the company's internal resources and procedures, with the goal of enhancing the services provided to member-owners.

Davison formerly served as executive director of the Albemarle Commission, a position she held since 2014.  During her tenure, she led economic and workforce development, senior nutrition and aging services and transportation and planning programs, on behalf of the counties and municipalities of northeastern North Carolina.

Davison also serves as vice chair to the North Carolina Regional Councils of Government Association, as well as on the Council of Peers for the Southeastern Regional Directors Institute. In May 2018, she was appointed to the board of directors of the National Association of Development Organization, an advocacy group which promotes partnerships and strategies to improve America’s local communities and regions.

 “We are very fortunate to have such a dedicated public servant as Cathy bring her track record of successes in local government, sound financial management expertise, and economic development proficiency to  Roanoke Electric,” said co-op President & CEO Curtis Wynn. “Our member-owners will be well-served by Cathy’s years of experience leading municipal government human resources and finance functions, developing creative regional business solutions that strengthen communities, and delivering exceptional citizen services.”

Davison, a Durand, Michigan native, said she is looking forward to joining the co-op team.  “I am excited to be a part of a team whose primary focus is serving their member-owners,” she said. “I feel very fortunate to join such an innovative organization whose core values align with my own. I look forward to applying my experience and skills to help achieve the co-op’s strategic vision.”

Davison holds a Bachelors of Arts in political science and liberal arts from Anderson University, a Master of Professional Studies in organizational leadership and human resources administration from the University of Denver, as well as a master’s degree in public administration, government finance and budgeting from Norwich University. Davison, who lives with her husband and son in Hertford, will officially assume her post at the co-op on Oct. 29.

Roanoke Electric Cooperative provides service to 14,500 members in Bertie, Hertford, Halifax, Northampton, Gates, Perquimans and Chowan counties. Chartered in 1938 to provide light and power to farms, the co-op today serves as an engine of economic development and provides educational, recreational and community assistance services to enhance the quality of life of its member-owners throughout the diverse communities it serves. Roanoke Electric Cooperative is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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