Northern Neck Electric Cooperative (NNEC) is proud to announce Glenn Purcell has been selected as vice president of technology and services effective January 30, 2023.
Purcell holds degrees from both Southern Wesleyan University and Greenville Technical College, and he holds an MBA from Webster University. Purcell brings over 20 years of utility experience to NNEC with most of that with electric cooperatives. Most recently, he was vice president of technology and services at Habersham Electric Membership Corporation. In that role, he guided the cooperative’s strategic planning process, led the cooperative’s fiber build out, and managed the external relations and communications. He has also held roles at GRIDSERVE, Old Dominion Electric Cooperative, Landis+Gyr, Greystone Power Corp, and New Horizon Electric Cooperative. Purcell is a veteran of the United States Air Force.
As vice president of technology services for NNEC, Purcell is responsible for leading the cooperative’s technology integration and the achievement of its strategic goals. He will also manage the information technology and public relations teams.
“I am honored to join the NNEC team, and I look forward to using my experience to help maintain exceptional reliability and service to the membership,” said Purcell. “I look forward to building on the great successes of NNEC.”
“I believe Glenn is the ideal person to continue our next chapter of growth and success,” said Brad Hicks, president and CEO of NNEC. “He brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the co-op and I look forward to his leadership on my executive team. His addition will help guide our mission to improve the quality of life in our communities.”