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President & CEO — Gary E. Wood

Gary E. Wood

Gary Wood was appointed the Cooperative's chief executive officer in 2008. In the previous eight years, Mr. Wood served as Vice President of Engineering and Operations and then as Senior Vice President at CVEC.

Mr. Wood is a licensed professional engineer, earning his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Virginia and his Master's of Business Administration from Auburn University. Mr. Wood has served on both the Nelson County School Board and on the Board of Supervisors.

Mr. Wood represents the interests of Central Virginia Electric Cooperative by serving on the boards of directors of the following organizations: The Blue Ridge Power Agency, Southeastern Federal Power Customers, Inc., and the Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives. He also served on the board of directors of CVEC's wholly owned subsidiary, Central Virginia Services, Inc.

Mr. Wood and his wife, Debbie Harvey, live in Nelson County. They have a son and a daughter.

Administrative Assistant: Pettis Bowling

Sr. Vice President & Chief Operating OfficerBruce Maurhoff

The Sr. VP-PS&E provides support to CEO in administration of Power Supply planning and procurement and Engineering functions.
  • Responsible for administration of systems operation activities including, line design, material procurement, system reliability, computer networks, communication systems, etc.
  • Responsible for administration of systems planning including long range plans, construction work plans, technology planning, mapping and associated functions
  • Responsible for administration of wholesale power supply planning and procurement and retail rate design
Responsible for the administration of other related functions of the engineering, information technology, and operations such as right-of-way maintenance, dispatch activities, metering activities, inventory management, distribution and transmission maintenance, cyber security, regulatory compliance, etc.

Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Tina Mallia

The VP &emdash; F&A supports the President and CEO in his overall responsibilities in overseeing Financial Accounting and Human Resources.
  • Prepares and files financial reports and information to meet reporting requirements of the Cooperative to its lenders and regulatory authorities
  • Presents financial reports, budgets and statistics to the Board of Directors
  • Works with the Construction Loan and Fund Accounting Activities and related reports for the Cooperative; Works with the external auditors of the Cooperative
  • Provides accounting support and analysis in preparation of a Retail Rate Case

Responsible for the administration of all functions related to finance, accounting, billing member services and human resources.

Engineering Services

Engineering Services handles short and long-range construction planning to ensure that the electric system performs reliably and meets the demands of growth. This department oversees the installation, operation and maintenance of the SCADA system, meters and automated meter reading equipment, substation communications network, and substation equipment.
  • Planning, design, and project management for transmission and substation construction projects
  • System planning including short- and long-range planning to support load growth
  • System studies to analyze protection schemes for reclosers, fuses, circuit breakers
  • Provide support for the microwave communications system

Engineering Services Manager: Joseph Key

Reliability & System Engineering

Reliability and Field Engineering focuses on reliability concerns and field engineering to ensure reliable and consistent power delivery to CVEC members. This department oversees the SCADA control center which monitors all the substations, and works with members on such issues as planning line extensions, underground cables, and new service planning.
  • System planning including long-range planning for growth areas;
  • System improvement and construction;
  • Securing easements; New service requests and processing;
  • Service upgrades;
  • Dispatching;
  • SCADA Control Center - monitors substations and manages outages;
  • Maintains mapping system for all facilities in the field;
  • Mobile radio communications and AVL system;
  • Right-of-way trimming and spraying.

Reliability & System Engineering Manager: Robert Harris

Information Technology

Information Technology is responsible for providing and supporting the technology infrastructure for automation, the governance for the use of the network and operating systems, and assistance in providing the operational units the functionality they need. Oversees the management of local and wide area networks, telecommunication systems, corporate email and application support functions.
  • Software and infrastructure development and support
  • Automation support to all business units; safety of information and information systems
  • Identifies and establishes necessary policies and procedures
  • Plans, designs, and implements communications networks for voice and data
  • Monitor network endpoint equipment
  • Help Desk support functions

IT Manager: Matt Wood


Operation's primary function is to "keep the lights on." Operations is responsible for the day-to-day management of the system, building and repairing lines, carrying out work orders, maintenance of easements and rights-of-way, vehicle maintenance, and safety training.
  • Line construction and maintenance
  • Restoration of service following outages
  • Vehicle maintenance
  • Safety program management
  • Inventory maintenance
  • Building Maintenance

Operations Manager: Alan Scruggs

Accounting and Administration

Accounting and Administration is focused on the areas of accounting and billing, those areas that assure the smooth running of office and support services.
  • Accounting
  • Tax forms
  • Billing

Accounting Manager: Cheryl Sandas

Human Resources

Human Resources provides support to operating departments in their task of obtaining, organizing, developing and retaining the most suitably-qualified staff needed to meet the objectives of the Cooperative. It also directs and coordinates human resource programs across the company and provides employees and management with counsel and guidelines on human resource issues.
  • Employee recruitment and orientation
  • Employee compensation administration
  • Employee benefits administration
  • Employee relations and communications
  • Employee recognition programs and activities
  • Employee training, organizational development and planning
  • Human Resources policies and compliance
  • Employee personnel records and CDL / Department of Transportation

Human Resources Director: Camille Van Hout

Member Services

Member services gathers and provides information to CVEC members, employees and the general public through print, electronic and broadcast media as well as directly through our Member Servicce Represenatives who field thousands of calls each month. Member Services also develops and manages programs for members, organizes public events, and works to develop and support existing and new business for the cooperative.
  • Respond to member calls and requests for assistance
  • Assist members in understanding their bill and manage energy consumption.
  • Organize public events for CVEC.
  • Design and produce publications and website for distribution within the company, to CVEC members, and to the community.
  • Develop and produce print materials such as informational bill inserts, brochures, and business proposals.
  • Community and government relations.
  • Conduct energy efficiency programs and education.
  • Billing complaints.
  • Billing for energy assistance and surge protection.
  • Payment arrangements.
  • Collections, disconnections / reconnections.

Member Services Manager: Greg Kelly

CVEC Division Offices

CVEC has operations employees stationed in three division offices in Nelson, Appomattox and Fluvanna Counties. These employees actively work on:
  • Line construction and maintenance
  • Meter reading
  • Warehouse operations
  • Staking and engineering
  • Restoration of service after outages

Division Offices:

Nelson - Fluvanna - Appomattox

Board of Directors

R. Kinckle Robinson, Chair
South District: Counties of Amherst, Appomattox, Buckingham, Campbell, Cumberland, and Prince Edward

R. Kinckle Robinson

Kinckle Robinson is a lifelong resident of Appomattox County, living in Pamplin with his wife, LeeAnn, and their two children. He is President and Owner of Robinson Funeral Home, Inc., in Appomattox, a family owned and operated business since 1947. He also shares in a partnership running Kindon Farms, a beef cattle cow/calf operation.

Mr. Robinson serves on the Board of The Farmers Bank of Appomattox, and belongs to Gideon's International, Woodman of the World, and the Appomattox Cattlemen's Association.

He and his family attend Memorial United Methodist Church in Appomattox.

Roberta I. Harlowe, Vice-Chair
East District: Counties of Fluvanna, Goochland, Louisa and Orange

Roberta I. Harlowe

Roberta Harlowe and her husband Bill live in the Northwest corner of Fluvanna County. Roberta is a lifelong resident of Albemarle and Fluvanna Counties where she is active in numerous community and church activities. She and her husband formed, operated and have retired from Harlowe-Powell Auction Ltd., after forty plus years. They had the opportunity to conduct many on-site auctions held throughout Central Virginia, donate many hours of community service auctions for organizations, and operate an auction gallery in Charlottesville. She has served as a Director for Central Virginia Electric Cooperative since 1983.

Mrs. Harlowe attended Madison College in a two-year business program prior to working as an executive secretary and her marriage to Bill. They have two children, who have also made homes in Fluvanna County with their spouses, and four grandchildren.

She currently holds a number of certificates as a Rural Electric Board Director from the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA). She also serves as chair on the Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives Educational Services Committee and Educational Scholarship Foundation Board.

Jace A. Goodling, Secretary
West District: Counties of Augusta, Albemarle, Greene, Nelson

Jace Goodling

Jace Goodling, his wife Louise and their two sons Atlee and Clarke live on a 25 acre farm in Afton. He is a lifelong resident of Albemarle and Nelson Counties, graduated from Washington and Lee University, and has been residing in Afton for most of the last 30 years. Working in the residential housing industry for the last 25 years, he is the owner of Goodling Enterprises, LLC., providing project management and oversight services for residential construction and renovation projects. When the housing industry sags, Mr. Goodling operates "Goat Busters", a green, environmentally sensitive brush clearing business utilizing his herds of Kiko goats.

Mr Goodling has served as President of the Nelson County Home Builders' Association for many years, and has served as a Nelson County representative on the Board of Directors of the Thomas Jefferson Housing Improvement Corporation (now the Piedmont Housing Coalition).

H. T. Brown, Jr., Treasurer
West District: Counties of Augusta, Albemarle, Greene, Nelson

H. T. Brown, Jr.

H. T. Brown Jr. is employed as a Senior Computer Systems Engineer at the University of Virginia, having worked at UVA in various positions since 1989. H. T. retired from the United States Naval Reserve after 28 years of service, including a final position as Command Senior Chief of the reserve component of Fleet Information Warfare Center in Norfolk, VA and a final active duty deployment in war torn Yugoslavia in 1996, where he was Chief-in-Charge to establish AM/FM emergency broadcasts.

H. T. Brown earned an Associate of Science in Business Administration from Ferrum College as well as an Associate of Applied Science in Data Process from Central Virginia College, before being awarded a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the School of Engineering at the University of Virginia.

Mr. Brown is active in his church and with the Ruritans. He has also held various leadership positions with the Boys Scouts of America, serving as Scoutmaster of Troop 32 in Piney River for ten years, as Council Advancement Chairman for the Blue Ridge Mountain Council and as a leader at the BSA National Jamboree.

Gloria W. Vest
East District: Counties of Fluvanna, Goochland, Louisa, and Orange

Gloria W. Vest

Gloria Vest was elected as a Director for Central Virginia Electric Cooperative in June of 2001, after the retirement of Director Garland Baskfield. A lifelong resident of Fluvanna County, Mrs. Vest is the Deputy Treasurer for Fluvanna County.

She has served with the Fluvanna Volunteer Rescue Squad since 1973 and has been the Squad's Treasurer for the past ten years. Gloria is very active in Evergreen Baptist Church. She and her husband, George, have two daughters.

Robert M. Duncan
South District: Counties of Amherst, Appomattox, Buckingham, Campbell, Cumberland, and Prince Edward

Robert M. Duncan

Robert Duncan is a life-long resident of Cumberland County. He has operated his family's 250-head dairy farm for the last 30 years. Currently he is the operating owner of a 250-head beef cattle farm and 1/3 owner of PL Duncan Trucking, Inc.

In addition to serving on the CVEC board since 2000, Mr. Duncan is Chairman of the Cumberland-Buckingham Farm Service Agency and President of the Cartersville Ruritan Club. He is also a member of the Powhatan Lions Club and is a life-long member of the Oakwood Methodist Church. Mr. Duncan has served as past President of the Cumberland Farm Bureau and serves on the Board of Directors of the Bank of Powhatan.

Henry Chiles
West: Counties of Augusta, Albemarle, Greene, Nelson

Henry Chiles

Henry Chiles has served as a Director for Central Virginia Electric Cooperative since August 1977. Mr. Chiles has been active in community and trade organizations for many years. He presently is involved with the Ruritan Club and attends Tabor Presbyterian Church. He is the owner of Crown Orchard in Batesville, as well as Chiles Peach Orchard and Carter Mountain Orchard.

Mr. Chiles has spent his entire life in Batesville and resides there with his wife, Ruth. He has two daughters, a son, and three grandchildren.

George N. Goin
East District: Counties of Fluvanna, Goochland, Louisa, and Orange

George N. Goin

George Goin has served on the CVEC Board of Directors since 1993, and has been a CVEC member since 1972. Mr. Goin is retired from the U.S. Postal Service where he served as a rural mail carrier. Prior to joining the postal service in 1988, he was a game manager for the VA Department of Game and Inland Fisheries for 17 years. He has farmed Modesto Farms since 1974.

George earned his certification as a Rural Electric Board Director from the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA), and considers this training important in order to make informed decisions for CVEC members.

Mr. Goin believes the Co-op needs to maintain low electric rates among Virginia Cooperatives by continuing to aggressively pursue innovative ways to reduce power costs, while emphasizing high quality service to its members.

George and his wife, Claudia, live outside Scottsville. They have two sons and one grandchild.

Frank Baber
South District: Counties of Amherst, Appomattox, Buckingham, Campbell, Cumberland, and Prince Edward

Frank Baber was appointed to the Board in August of 2013 to fill the seat of K. M. Beasley, Jr., who passed away in May of 2013. Mr. Baber will serve until the next Director election in 2014, at which time members will elect a director for a two year term.

Frank Baber is a lifelong resident of central Virginia, having spent the majority of his adult life engaged in agricultural enterprises and community service. He began his career after receiving a B.S. degree in Poultry and Animal Science from Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University in 1975.

Currently, Mr. Baber is the Director of the James River Agribusiness Operations, managing a variety of farming operations including the dairy herd, the milk processing plant and meat processing plant, in addition to 4500 acres of corn, soybeans, wheat, alfalfa and other crops.

He is a member of the Cartersville Ruritan Club and has served on the Peter Francisco Soil & Water Conservation District Board of Directors.

Frank lives in Cartesville with his wife of thirty-seven years. They have four children and eight grand children.

Phillip D. Payne, IV - Attorney
P. O. Box 299
402 Court Street
Lovingston, VA 22949

Central Virginia Electric Cooperative
Corporate Headquarters:
800 Cooperative Way
Arrington, VA 22922-3300
phone: (434) 263-8336
toll-free: (800) 367-2832
fax: (434) 263-8339
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 247
Lovingston, VA 22949