Leadership Randolph Tours REMC
Jeff McDuffie narrating live demo.

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