Piedmont Electric Names New CEO
Stephen “Steve” Hamlin has been selected as president & CEO of Piedmont Electric Membership Corporation in Hillsborough. Hamlin moved into the position upon the official retirement of president & CEO Randy G. Brecheisen last month. Hamlin is the fifth leader in Piedmont Electric’s 78-year history.
Hamlin brings 17 years of cooperative knowledge and experience to this position. He began at Piedmont Electric in 1999 as the accounting manager and then as the cooperative’s chief financial officer. Before that, Hamlin worked in public accounting and has served as the internal audit director for a national retail chain as well as the controller for a multi-state building material distributor. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1978 and is a certified public accountant.
Hamlin is married with three grown children and most recently, a grandson.
“I am delighted with the board’s decision to hire Steve Hamlin,” Brecheisen said. “He has extensive knowledge and experience in financial management and other aspects of our industry that will be of great benefit to the members. We’re confident he will provide exceptional leadership to our Cooperative. I couldn’t be leaving Piedmont Electric in better hands.”