Coweta-Fayette EMC announced Friday that Tony Sinclair informed the Board of Directors of his desire to resign as CEO in order to pursue other career opportunities.
“We are very appreciative of Tony’s tenure here,” said Jim Fulton, Coweta-Fayette EMC board chairman. “During that time, the cooperative has continued to grow and remains financially strong and competitive. We have just completed a review and update of our strategic plan and are well-positioned and prepared going forward. We wish Tony the best in all his endeavors.”
While the board evaluates the future needs and leadership of the cooperative, they have appointed Chris Stephens, currently the vice president of engineering, to act as interim CEO.
Stephens, a native of Newnan, graduated from Newnan High School and is an alumnus of Georgia Tech, where he received a Bachelor’s of Electrical Engineering. Stephens completed the NRECA Management Internship Program at the University of Wisconsin in 2010.
He has been with EMC for 18 years, beginning his career with the co-op as the supervisor of engineering prior to being promoted to vice president of engineering in 2009.
“I am humbled by this opportunity,” Stephens said. “Coweta-Fayette EMC is known for our exceptional customer service and reliability, as well as for being a great place to work. We will continue to focus on these values during this transition and in the future.”
Stephens and his wife, Lori, reside in Coweta County. They have two children, Cole and Kendall.
Coweta-Fayette EMC is a consumer-owned cooperative providing electricity and related services to 76,000 member accounts in Coweta, Fayette, Heard, South Fulton, Clayton, Spalding, Troup and Meriwether Counties.