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2019 Election

There are three members of the Board of Directors whose terms expire with the Annual Meeting this year. The Nominating Committee has nominated the following members for re-election to a three-year term.

Gene Mason - Union County, GA

Gene Mason has been a Union County resident since 1960. He has been married to his wife, Sheila since 1996. A 1973 graduate of the Union County School System, he holds an associate Degree in Art from Truett McConnell College. Gene worked in the structural steel industry until 1982, when he started Mason’s Machine which is still in operation today in Union County. He has experience in steel fabricating, machining and welding, management, payroll and company finances. Gene would like to continue serving the membership as a board member of Blue Ridge Mountain EMC.

Cory Payne - Clay County, NC

Cory Payne, a Clay County native, resides in Hayesville, NC with his wife, McKenzie, and their 3 children. Cory is currently the Vice President of Manufacturing for Advanced Digital Cable. ADC is a privately owned company with facilities in both Clay and Union Counties. Cory has held several key management positions with ADC during the past 22 years and currently serves on their Board of Directors.

Ray Cook - Cherokee County, NC

Ray Cook, is the Director from Cherokee County, NC, where he resides with his wife, Peggy, and their 3 daughters, Alana, Olivia and Jenna. He has spent the last 14 years running his own race team and promoting the Southern Nationals Dirt Late Model Series across the southeast and is a huge promoter for the Tri-County Racetrack in Brasstown, NC. He also owns American Racer South, a tire distribution company for the southeast. Ray and his family are active members of Old Fashioned Baptist Church in Martins Creek, NC.