Lee elected Vice Chair of ODEC Board of Directors

Published 4:12 pm Thursday, August 8, 2019

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Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative (MEC) and EMPOWER Broadband, Inc. President and CEO John Lee has been elected to serve as vice chairman of Old Dominion Electric Cooperative’s (ODEC) Board of Directors. The new officers were elected at the Generation and Transmission Cooperative’s annual membership meeting held in Williamsburg on July 30.

According to a press release, “Our newly elected officers reflect the outstanding leadership that is present on our board of directors.” I’m confident their guidance will ensure that ODEC remains a standard bearer of the cooperative business model,” said ODEC’s President and CEO Marcus Harris.

“I was an employee at ODEC for 16 years and it’s the place where I got the opportunity to join the cooperative family, so I’ve come full circle and I am really honored to have been elected by my peers to serve as a Board officer there, it’s a strong and well-run organization,” Lee stated, adding “ODEC is a nationally acclaimed and accomplished organization that very capably provides reliable, affordable and environmentally sensitive power to MEC for distribution to our members … power generated from a wide variety of sources including wind, solar, nuclear, coal, natural gas, landfill gas and hydro; it’s diversified power portfolio is indicative of its contemporary and progressive approach to meeting its members power supply needs, and its continued success is critical to my cooperative’s ability to provide electric service our members can count on and at prices they can afford.”