Norris R. Fowler, Jr. has been elected to serve as the South Carolina director on the National Rural Electric Cooperatives Association (NRECA) board of directors.
Delegates from the state’s cooperatives held an election on August 1 with five candidates vying for the seat.
Mr. Fowler has served on the Broad River Electric board of trustees since 1989. He also represents the local cooperative on the boards of directors for New Horizon Electric Cooperative and the Electric Cooperatives of South Carolina (ECSC), previously serving as its chair. Fowler has earned the NRECA certificates for a Credentialed Cooperative Director, Board Leadership, and Director Gold Credential.
He is the owner and proprietor of Fowken Farms in Jonesville, SC and a graduate of North Carolina State University and Lees-McRae College. He is also a retired lieutenant colonel in the South Carolina Army National Guard.
Fowler replaces Bill Hart, the former CEO at Fairfield Electric Cooperative.
NRECA is guided by a talented and engaged board of directors, leaders who are passionate about the cooperative purpose of powering communities and empowering co-op consumer-members to improve the quality of their lives. The association’s 47-person board is comprised of one locally elected director from each state in which a voting member of NRECA is located.