Palmetto, GA—Jan. 30, 2015—The Coweta-Fayette EMC Board of Directors announced Friday the permanent appointment of Chris Stephens as President and CEO of the cooperative on the heels of his interim managerial status active since late October.
EMC Board Chair Jim Fulton said, “We have been very impressed by Chris’s dedication and technical knowledge over the years and look forward to watching the co-op grow under his skilled leadership.”
Stephens, a Newnan native and formerly Coweta-Fayette EMC’s Vice President of Engineering, graduated from Newnan High School and the Georgia Institute of Technology. He has been with the cooperative for 18 years, beginning his career as Supervisor of Engineering, prior to being promoted in 2009. Chris and his wife, Lori, live in Coweta County with their two children, Cole and Kendall.
“I am excited to start this new phase at Coweta-Fayette,” Chris said. “We have so much to be proud of here, with even greater accomplishments on the horizon. I’d like to thank the board for this opportunity and the co-op employees who make this an exceptional place to work. I look forward to serving as president and CEO of our EMC.”
Coweta-Fayette EMC is a consumer-owned cooperative providing electricity and related services to over 76,000 member accounts in Coweta, Fayette, Heard, South Fulton, Clayton, Spalding, Troup and Meriwether Counties.