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As I am getting settled into my new role, I’ve noticed there are many differences between Georgia and my home state of Washington. The tea is sweet. Grits are offered instead of oatmeal. The weather is warmer. And people cheer for Bulldogs instead of my beloved Oregon State Beavers. But I noticed one thing remains the same. The goal of your electric membership cooperative is the same goal of EMCs across the country – to deliver reliable electric service to members at the lowest possible cost.
It takes a strong cooperative with skilled and knowledgeable staff and employees to execute that goal. The staff and employees at Tri-County are no exception. Tri-County EMC is a great team that is constantly working to serve you better. I look forward to being part of that team and getting to know you, our members, through the communities we serve.
I bring with me 31 years of experience in utility work. I began my career working in power supply and power trading at the Bonneville Power Administration in Portland, OR. I served as power resources director at Peninsula Light Company at Gig Harbor, WA. and most recently as general manager of Lakeview Light and Power in Lakewood, WA. I have a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Oregon State University and a master’s degree in Economics from the University of Oregon.
My wife, Diana, and I are excited to be in Georgia. While I may not be able to give up the Beavers to cheer for the Bulldogs, I look forward to setting up Southern roots and taking advantage of all that this beautiful state has to offer.
I look forward being part of the Tri-County EMC team and serving you.
Ray Grinberg, CEO