Special to Iredell Free News

EnergyUnited Chief Operating Officer Brett Alkins has been appointed to the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association’s (NRECA) Strategic Technology Advisory Council (STAC).

Brett Alkins

The advisory council serves as an important sounding board as NRECA’s Business and Technology Services division works to leverage technology to help co-ops meet evolving needs. The advisory council provides guidance and expertise to assist in identifying key challenges for co-ops and in seeking meaningful technology insights that benefit co-ops and their communities.

The Strategic Technology Advisory Council “plays a vital role in shaping the future of our industry, charting the course for technological advancements that will ultimately benefit cooperative members nationwide,” said Thomas Golden, chief executive officer of EnergyUnited. “I am proud to announce Brett’s appointment to STAC and believe strongly that his leadership, innovative mindset and deep understanding of our cooperative uniquely position him to make significant contributions as a member of the council.”

The Strategic Technology Advisory Council is composed of up to 30 voting members and consists of senior leadership from electric cooperatives around the country, providing critical strategic guidance and recommendations regarding NRECA’s Business and Technology Services division’s research efforts.

About EnergyUnited

EnergyUnited Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) is the largest electric cooperative in North Carolina with 139,158 member connections. Headquartered in Statesville, EnergyUnited provides electric service in portions of nineteen counties in west central North Carolina which include Alexander, Cabarrus, Caldwell, Catawba, Davidson, Davie, Forsyth, Gaston, Guilford, Iredell, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Randolph, Rockingham, Rowan, Stokes, Wilkes and Yadkin. Visit EnergyUnited online at www.energyunited.com to learn more about our energy service offerings and community programs.

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