Bryon Kennedy, vice president of member services and public relations, has been employed with Surry-Yadkin EMC in Dobson, for over 11 years. He began his career at the cooperative as an IT specialist and now serves as the vice president of Member Services and Public Relations where his responsibilities include overseeing Member Services, Communications and Community Relations efforts, IT initiatives and Energy Services. Bryon received his associate degree in Business Management from Randolph Community College & his bachelor's degree in Computer Information Technology from Gardner-Webb University. Bryon has served on the co-op's Community Projects Committee for 11 years and also serves on the Data Analytics Center of Excellence Governance Committee for NCEMCS. When not at home with his wife, Erica, and two kids, he can be found golfing, at church, exercising or working on his mustang.
“I love the opportunity we have to engage with our members through social media, special programs, events, community meetings, and even just a good old phone call to discuss an issue or concern. I grew up in Asheboro and my grandparents had a farm I would visit and work at in the summer. I can still remember them talking about the REA and how important it was for them. My grandmother was raised in the Rockford community of Surry County and I feel she would be proud that I now live in this area and work daily at an electric cooperative. I consider it an honor to be a part of SYEMC and I am excited about our future. I hope to continue the tradition of building strong relationships with our member owners as each of you are the reason we are successful!"