Following a long commitment of service as utility leaders, Dr. George D. Brown (Central District) and Jim Riley (Eastern District) announced their plans to resign as board members of Pennyrile Electric. Dr. Brown, who has served on the board since 1987, is a retired veterinarian from Elkton, Kentucky. Jim Riley, who has served on the board since 1977, is retired owner/operator of Jesse L. Riley & Son Insurance in Russellville, Kentucky.
Pennyrile Electric Board Chair, Jimmy Futrell, says both men will be missed for their strong leadership ability. “Dr. Brown and Mr. Riley have both provided the cooperative with outstanding leadership during their years of service to Pennyrile Electric. We are truly blessed to have had the commitment and devotion displayed by these two individuals.” Futrell continues, “We would like to thank Dr. Brown and Mr. Riley for their service to Pennyrile Electric and wish them the best.”
As a result of the two vacant seats, the cooperative has announced the appointment of two local men to fill the positions. George L. Fox has been appointed director from the Central district and Bob E. Allen has been appointed director from the Eastern district.
Futrell says, “The two vacancies left on the Pennyrile Electric board by Dr. George Brown and James Riley left big shoes to fill. However, both Mr. Fox and Mr. Allen have already displayed their abilities to be strong leaders in their communities.”
Fox is a self-employed grain farmer, who currently resides in Elkton with his wife, Catherine. He is a graduate of the University of Kentucky. Bob Allen is also a grain farmer, who resides in Russellville with his wife, Melissa.
Futrell says, “We are very fortunate to have Mr. Fox and Mr. Allen fill the terms as board members, and we are confident the cooperative will continue to move forward with their leadership.”