Co-op member-owners reelect Bradley, Riddick and Lee to serve three year terms

Posted: September 7, 2022 at 11:18 am

During the hour-long Aug. 27th annual meeting, three board members were reelected. Those who will be maintaining their board seats are listed as follows:

Carolyn Bradley (District 3); three years

Carolyn Bradley has served District 3 in Northampton County for the past 24 years.

While serving on the Roanoke EC board, her leadership role has included serving on the NC Rural Electrification Authority.

She has enjoyed serving the member-owners and representing Roanoke EC at the local, state, and national level while serving on the board.

Bradley states that the most challenging and rewarding part of serving on the board is helping to keep electricity affordable for our member-owners and keeping them happy.

“I am optimistic about the future of the co-op’s values and its steadfast commitment to serving its member-owners,” Bradley stated.  “I believe the key to the co-op’s future success is to continue to look out for the membership by remaining innovative and keeping up with the times.”

Robert “Nat” Riddick (District 4); three years

Robert “Nat” Riddick has had the honor to serve not only District 4 in Hertford County but all the member-owners of Roanoke Electric for the past 22 plus years. He has also been a member-owner of Roanoke Electric for approximately 32 years.

Riddick has served as a director for the Ahoskie branch of Southern Bank and Trust Company for more than 20 years. He is also a Certified Residential Appraiser licensed in North Carolina and Virginia.

While serving on the Roanoke EC Board, his leadership roles have included: current vice chair and current vice chairman for the Statewide REAP and ACRE Board, respectively. Riddick has also completed classes and attended meetings to secure my CCD, BLC and Director Gold Certifications, of which he is very proud.

“I enjoy the opportunity to represent all the member-owners while serving on the Roanoke EC Board and enjoy the opportunities to learn not only about the electrical industry but how to be an effective director and good steward of our member-owner assets,” Riddick stated. “I do not take this responsibility lightly. Making the best-informed decisions has always been my goal when conducting the business that comes before the Roanoke EC Board.”

Darnell Lee (District 7); three years

Darnell Lee has served on the Board of Directors for Roanoke Electric Cooperative for the past 17 years.

While serving on the Roanoke EC Board, his leadership roles have included: facilitating Straight Talk Forums, researching and reporting current events on new technology and safety issues during monthly safety presentations.

He states that he has enjoyed attending workshops and learning about green power and renewable energy and representing the citizens of District 7 while serving on the board.

“The most challenging and rewarding part of serving on the board is helping members find solutions to their energy questions and concerns and learning about new energy innovations,” Lee states.

More than 1,700 member-owners cast ballots by mail and online for this year’s election, setting a new co-op record for election participation.