On August 3, Randolph EMC hosted the Leadership Randolph class of 2023 for live-line demonstration and a facility tour. Established in 1988 by the Asheboro/Randolph Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Randolph has now produced a network of more than 800 graduates who are local professionals. The intensive nine-month program explores a broad range of resources, topics and services within Randolph County. Participants meet with local business and community leaders, learn about local products and service delivery and take guided tours to gain a deeper understanding of local issues and decisions.
Journeyman Lineman and Foreman Rodney Haithcock, Lineman Chris Smith, and Apprentice Linemen Ryan Kivett, Dakota Smith and Kohlton Feagin presented the live-line demonstration in the Operation Support Facility at REMC. Safety and Environmental Coordinator Jeff McDuffie narrated the demonstration. In addition to describing the hazards of electrical contact, the REMC crew outlined the functions of the mobile substation and instructed the group about safety gear that lineworkers must wear.
The Leadership Randolph class also met with GIS Technicians and System Planning Engineer Aubin Reynolds in the Dispatch Center. There they learned about the cutting-edge technology REMC uses to track and repair outages. REMC appreciates the Chamber of Commerce and class co-chairs Scott Harris of Technimark and Amanda Varner of the Randolph County Sheriff’s Department for helping to make this a memorable day for these leaders.
Leadership Randolph Class of 2023
Tara Aker, Randolph County Public Health
Maria Alaniz, Truliant Federal Credit Union
Jessie Benitez, Pinnacle Financial Partners
Josh Britton, Mount Shepherd Retreat Center
Jeremiah Callicutt, Asheboro Police Department
Margie DiDona, Randolph Senior Adults Association Inc.
Angela Galvan-Cruz, The Timken Company
Perla Gatling, City of Asheboro
Web Grubb, Uwharrie Investment Advisors
Randy Gunter, Randolph Community College
Brittany Jordan, Cross Road Retirement Community
Frankie Kelly, Asheboro Fire Department
Jeri Ann Kelly, JAKelly Consulting
Holly Lucas, Randolph Electric Membership Corporation
Harris Mason, Randolph Public Library
Courtney McGowan, Asheboro City Schools
Tyler McLeod - Elite Pro Properties
Sandy Newlin, Randolph County Register of Deeds
Steven Nunn, Randolph County Sheriff Office
Kim Radcliffe, Randolph Partnership for Children
Catherine Reeder, Randolph County Emergency Services
Jeff Rice, Randolph Communications
Alexis Rowe, North Carolina Zoo Society
Luis Sanchez, Jr., Movement Bank
Blake Szilvay, Cooperative Extension - Randolph Center
Christopher Tuft, Balfour Elementary School
Jake Wood, McKenzie Real Estate of NC, LLC