By: The News Reporter
The board of directors of Brunswick Electric Membership Corporation (BEMC) have announced the appointment of Joshua L. Winslow as the new CEO and general manager of the electric cooperative. He succeeds retired executive Don Hughes who had been with BEMC since 1969 and had served as CEO and general manager since 2014. Winslow officially assumed his position Feb. 1.
“Josh is an excellent fit for BEMC because he has a proven track record of leadership and personnel development,” said Hughes. “Not only is he storm-tested, but he consistently demonstrates concern for the community’s needs while providing strength of leadership and support for the daily operation of the co-op.”
Winslow said he was honored to serve as CEO.
“We have an incredible team at BEMC, and a commitment to service is in the DNA of this cooperative,” he said. “We will continue to honor our founding principles as we face some of the most significant changes to our industry in decades. Remaining focused on returning value to our membership in the form of safe, reliable, and affordable power will ensure success for the cooperative and support for the communities we serve.”
Hired in 2004, Winslow has served BEMC as a staff electrical engineer, manager of operations, and most recently as chief operating officer. Winslow holds a B.S. in electrical engineering and an MBA from NC State University and is a licensed professional engineer.
Winslow and his wife LeeAnna have been married for 16 years, live in Supply, and have three children: Raleigh, Reagan and Roslyn. He is a member of the Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce board of directors.