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Decorative ImageTri-County EMC’s Board of Directors has named Ray Grinberg to the position of chief executive officer. Ray has served as general manager of Lakeview Light and Power in Lakewood, WA since 2014. He will succeed C. Hill Bentley, who has led the cooperative since 1999. Grinberg begins his duties on May 16.

Following the announcement, Brenda P. Green, Tri-County EMC board chairman, commented, “The Board of Directors is thrilled to bring a great manager, community leader and team player for the members of Tri-County.”

Grinberg has over 30 years of utility experience. Prior to Lakeview Light and Power, Ray served as the power resources director at Peninsula Light Company in Gig Harbor, Wa. He began his career at Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) in Portland, Ore. working in power supply and power trading. After BPA, he worked in power supply and power trading for a variety of utilities including Arizona Public Service, PacifiCorp and Tacoma Public Utilities. He has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Oregon State University and a master’s degree in Economics from the University of Oregon.

"Tri-County EMC is a great organization and I thank the Board for giving me the opportunity to be its CEO,” said Grinberg. “I am looking forward to moving to Georgia and joining the Tri-County EMC family."

Ray and his wife Diana have been married for 26 years. Diana is an elementary school science teacher in Gig Harbor, WA. They have two children and enjoy travelling, playing golf and winter trips to Arizona and Palm Springs. They also enjoy cooking and working in their garden.  

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