Gov. McCrory meets with electric co-op leaders
In late summer, leaders from North Carolina’s electric cooperatives met with Gov. Pat McCrory to discuss issues important to co-op members, including energy, economic development, education and broadband access.
In the photo, Gov. McCrory is seated at the head of the table on the right. Clockwise starting at the governor’s left is Joe Brannan, CEO of North Carolina Electric Membership Corporation; Susan Flythe, executive vice president and general manager of Cape Hatteras Electric Cooperative (Buxton); Mark Suggs, executive vice president and general manager of Pitt & Greene EMC (Farmville); Jeff Joines, board vice president for Blue Ridge Electric (Lenoir); Donald van der Vaart (partially blocked), deputy secretary of the N.C. Dept. of Environment and Natural Resources; Carl Kornegay, board president of Tri-County EMC (Dudley); Mitch Keel, CEO for Four County EMC (Burgaw); Bob Goodson, chief operating officer of North Carolina Electric Membership Corporation; John Skvarla, secretary of the N.C. Dept. of Environment and Natural Resources; Rick Martinez (partially blocked), deputy communications director for Gov. McCrory; and Jay Rouse (standing), director of government affairs for the North Carolina Association of Electric Cooperatives.