Cape Hatteras Electric Cooperative is a member-owned, not-for-profit distribution cooperative that has served Hatteras Island since 1945. Prior to that, the only electric service found on Hatteras Island was in Hatteras Village. The sparsely populated, barrier island was not considered a profitable venture by investor-owned utilities. Consequently, the founders and first members of CHEC literally took matters into their own hands and formed their own power company. Today, our cooperative has grown to serve over 7,900 accounts.
Board of Directors & Meeting Schedule
CHEC is governed by seven directors, representative of the different areas of Hatteras Island, elected for three year terms. The Board meets eights times a year to carry out their responsibilities. Meetings are typically held on the third Thursday of the month beginning at 3:00pm and are located at CHEC's office: 47109 Light Plant Road in Buxton, NC. Any member who wishes to attend a Board Meeting should notify the cooperative by calling (252)995-5616 prior to the scheduled meeting.
Richard Midgett, president, District at Large
John R. Hooper, vice president, District 3 Buxton
Dan Oden, secretary/treasurer, District 1 Hatteras
Tami Thompson, District 2 Frisco
Bryan Mattingly, District 4 Avon
Briggs McEwan, District 5 Rodanthe, Waves, Salvo
2022 Board Meeting Schedule:
May 23 (Annual Meeting of Members)
Susan Flythe, general manager and EVP
Zack Watkins, manager of engineering
Earl Fountain, manager of operations
Stephanie Snead, manager of finance
Laura Ertle, director of marketing & public relations
Angelia Jackson, customer service & billing supervisor
Rich Kenner, purchasing & warehouse supervisor
Jamie Midgett, substation technician
Belton Gray, staking technician
Kim Rhyne, accountant & benefits administrator
Claudine Williams, accountant
Jackie Goldman, customer service representative
Kristen Midgett, customer service representative
William Willis, warehouse & materials specialist
Jonathan Vernesoni, crew leader
Cape Hatteras Electric Cooperative is a locally owned, managed and governed electric service provider dedicated to the safety of our employees, members and visitors, and a brighter future for the people and communities we serve.
CHEC will be highly valued, competitive, customer-driven organization focusing on:
Price: Striving for the lowest most competitive rates.
Customer Service: Valuing all customers equally and treating each customer uniquely.
Staffing: Recruiting and retaining the best trained, dedicated and most proficient management and staff.
Planning: All plans shall be integrated targeting technical efficiency, plant optimization, financial health & prudent equity management.
Governance: A Board that is proactive, caring, competent and responsive to the needs of the membership.
Marketing and Communications: Exploring new markets, thoroughly marketing cooperative services and communication cooperative benefits.
Integrity: Our quality of being moral, ethical and honest.
Accountability: A measure to determine our merit.
Innovation: Utilize full knowledge to provide excellent service through proven technology.
Community Involvement: Strong relationships with and assistance in developing our communities.
Fairness: Treat everyone with respect and courtesy.
Determination: Particularly in the face of adversity and challenge.