Key Contacts

We know many of our members prefer to conduct business online. With that in mind, we've listed direct email links, phone numbers and extension numbers as well as an alphabetical listing of directors and managers across our system. Simply click on the name you wish to contact and send them a direct email message.

And remember, you can always apply for service or pay your bill online via this website.

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Alleghany District: (336-372-4646)
District Manager - ext. 4419
Operations/Outside Crews Manager - ext. 4419
Blue Ridge Energies Showroom - ext. 4424


Ashe District: (336-846-7138)
District Manager - ext. 4321
Operations/Outside Crews Manager - ext. 4319
Blue Ridge Energies Showroom - ext. 4350


Caldwell District: (828-754-9071)
District Manager - ext. 4150
Operations/Outside Crews Manager - ext. 4119
Blue Ridge Energies Showroom - ext. 4622


Watauga District: (828-264-8894)
District Manager - ext. 4221
Operations/Outside Crews Manager - ext. 4219
Blue Ridge Energies Showroom - ext. 4250


Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation
Corporate Office
1216 Blowing Rock Blvd. NE
PO Box 112
Lenoir, NC 28645
Phone: (828) 758-2383
Fax: (828) 758-2699
Toll Free: 1-800-451-5474

Staff Directors and Managers (Electric):

Wongalee Thomas - District Manager (Caldwell) - ext. 4150
Jeff Benfield - Operations Manager (Caldwell) - ext. 4119
Bill Covington - System Support Manager - ext. 3252
Amy Crowder - Director Financial Strategies and Consumer Accounting - ext. 3272
Mike Kincaid - Operations Manager (Ashe) - ext. 4319
Glenn Grubb - Director of Purchasing and Facilities - ext. 3234
Lynn Heatherly - Cost Account Manger - ext. 3231
Peggy Helton - Executive Office Manager - ext. 3254
Sandra Hicks - Director of Member Services - ext. 3224
Mike High - Director Engineering Services - ext. 3228
Kelly Huffman - Safety Manager - ext. 3269
Susan Jones - District Manager (Watauga) - ext. 4221
Robert Kent - Director of Operations - ext. 3261
Kent Landholm - GPS/Pole Attachment Coordinator - ext. 4211
Mike Lowe - Comm/Fiber Optics Manager - ext. 3267
Alan Merck - Director of Key Accounts and Business Development - ext. 3279
Karen Warlick - Human Resources Manager - ext. 3238
Grey Scheer - Director Community Relations - ext. 3294
Ralph Seamon - Engineering Manager - ext. 3260
Kay Sexton - District Manager (Ashe) - ext. 4321
Brad Shields - COO Ridgelink & Dir. of Info. Tech - ext. 3251
Susan Simmons - Communications Manager - ext. 3216
Dee Strickland - General Accounting Manager - ext. 3233
Mary Teague - Manager of Work Mangement and Contact Center Ops. - ext. 3264
Joel Souther - District and Operations Manager (Alleghany) - ext. 4419
Renee Whitener - Director of Public Relations - ext. 3213
Steve Woodring - Operations Manager (Watauga) - ext. 4219

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