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Dr. Angela Wilson Hand Picked for Nationwide Cooperative Advisory Group


Arlington, VA - Dr. Angela Wilson, Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative   (MEC) District 11 Director, was recently selected to represent Region 1 as a part of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association’s   (NRECA) inaugural director advisory group. This group consists of   thirteen (13) active board members chosen from over 900   cooperatives   across the country. NRECA is seeking guidance from   this  accomplished team regarding the associations’ director-focused   education programs, conferences, communications and resources.  NRECA also desires to utilize this group as a forum for soliciting   member  input regarding cooperative and community concerns as well   as directors’ perspectives on how NRECA can assist individual   cooperatives in addressing local issues.

John Lee, president and CEO of Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative, comments, “It is a tremendous honor for Dr. Wilson, and MEC, for her to represent our cooperative on a national organization to guide and direct education and policy for Cooperative Directors across the country. MEC is privileged to have a group of talented directors, and we are excited to see NRECA recognize the same skills that led to Dr. Wilson’s election to the Cooperative’s Board. Dr. Wilson epitomizes hard work, diligence, and garners the respect of all she meets. Greensville County, Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative, and now NRECA will benefit from this gifted native of Southern Virginia.”

NRECA, located in Arlington, Va., is the national service organization for Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative and a host of other not-for-profit rural electric cooperatives providing retail electric service to more than 42 million consumers in 47 states representing 12 percent of total electric sales in the United States. NRECA is made of ten different regions; Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative is a part of Region 1 which includes Virginia as well as its mid-Atlantic and north eastern neighbors.

The vast majority of NRECA’s members include consumer-owned distribution systems, including MEC, and 66 generation and transmission (G&T) cooperatives, like Old Dominion Electric Cooperative, that supply wholesale power to their distribution cooperative owner-members. Distribution and G&T cooperatives share an obligation to serve their members by providing safe, reliable and affordable electric service.

Dr. Wilson states, “I am humbled to represent the members of Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative on its board of directors; furthermore, representing the Directors of hundreds of Cooperatives across the country on this inaugural advisory group is truly a distinct honor.  I will strive to ensure that NRECA meets the needs of rural cooperatives across the U.S., that our collective efforts stimulate growth in our respective communities,  and that we inspire Cooperative employees, management and directors to exceed the expectations of those we serve at the end of the line.”  

Dr. Wilson was first elected to the Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative board in 2009, and she also serves on the Virginia, Maryland, and Delaware Association of Electric Cooperative’ s Virginia ACRE (the Action Committee for Rural Electrification) board and on the Education Services committee.

Dr. Wilson is superintendent of Greensville County Public Schools, serves on the Greensville Memorial Hospital Foundation Board and holds positions in other health-related and youth-oriented organizations.

About Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative

 Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative is the not-for-profit consumer-owned energy provider to over 31,000 homes, farms and businesses located in portions of the Virginia counties of Brunswick, Charlotte, Greensville, Halifax, Lunenburg, Mecklenburg, Pittsylvania, Southampton and Sussex  and the North Carolina counties of Granville, Person, Northampton, Vance and Warren. It is a Touchstone Energy Cooperative, headquartered in Chase City with district offices in Gretna, Emporia and Chase City.



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