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Hutchins Named Interim CEO

Ron Hutchinson Interim CEO

Habersham EMC Board of Directors Chairman Rick Wood announced this morning that Ron Hutchins has been selected to serve as interim CEO. “We are fortunate to have Ron as interim. He has such a passion for cooperatives.” Wood said.


Hutchins has an extensive background with electric cooperatives. He served as the CEO of North Georgia EMC in Dalton for 25 years until his retirement in 2014. Prior to leading NGEMC, Hutchins worked at Walton EMC in Monroe and Gibson EMC in Trenton, Tennessee. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Southern Polytech.  Hutchins and his wife, Karen, have two adult children and reside in Whitfield County.


“I am honored to serve as interim CEO at HEMC and look forward to getting to know everyone. My role is to bridge the transition while the search for a permanent CEO is underway,” stated Hutchins.

Chairman Wood also provided an update regarding the CEO search. “The board of directors has selected a firm to conduct the CEO search. The search process normally takes four to six months.”


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