Johnston Named Interim CEO for Carroll EMC

CARROLLTON, GA – Jerome Johnston, Vice President of Engineering and Operations for Carroll Electric Membership Cooperative, has been appointed as interim CEO beginning April 11, according to the Carroll EMC board of directors Friday.
Johnston, a native of Bowdon, GA, is also familiar with the cooperative’s territory and the communities it serves. As a graduate of Bowdon High School and an alumnus of the Georgia Institute of Technology, he spent summers as a co-op student prior to beginning his career in the Engineering Department at Carroll EMC. In 2011, Johnston was promoted to vice president of the department and was charged with overseeing system operations.
“Jerome is the clear choice for our cooperative to lead us through this transitional period,” said Donnie Brannon, Carroll EMC Board Chairman. “He knows the day-to-day operations of this company and understands the needs of our members, communities and employees. Carroll EMC will be in capable hands while we work through this process.”
The Carroll EMC board of directors will begin its search process for CEO candidates in April. The selection process is expected to be completed before year-end.
Carroll EMC is a Member-owned cooperative providing electricity to approximately 50,000 homes and businesses. The co-op serves Members in Carroll, Haralson, Heard, Paulding and Polk counties. For more information visit the cooperative’s website at carrollemc.com or follow Carroll EMC on Facebook and Twitter.

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