Roanoke Electric Receives National Award
Roanoke Electric Cooperative CEO Curtis Wynn recently received a top communications award from the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA). The 2017 J.C. Brown CEO Communication Leadership Award recognizes innovation and excellence in communication.
Wynn has served as CEO of Aulander-based Roanoke Electric since 1997, and he has represented North Carolina on the NRECA board of directors since 2007.
“While my name is on the award, I’m quick to make it very clear upfront that if not for the grace of God himself, a supportive board of directors, and a team of dedicated and determined employees I would not be standing before you,” Wynn said.
The award judges noted Roanoke Electric’s use of more than 30 communication channels to share the co-op’s message with its members. “Stressing the member-owner connection is so important,” wrote one judge. “It’s the heart of what makes the co-op model work.”