District 1 - Karoline Overby
Karoline has been a member of Surry-Yadkin EMC for 34 years, and has served on the board of directors for 24 years. She serves in the role of board secretary.
Her awards and certificates include Credentialed Cooperative Director (CCD), Board Leadership Certificate (BLC), and Director Gold Credential (DGC).
She also has served on the Westfield Medical Center board and as president of the N.C. Baptist Secretaries Association. She retired after 20 years as secretary at Westfield Baptist Church and now works part-time at Mill Creek General Store in Mount Airy.
"It has been a great honor to serve the membership of Surry-Yadkin Electric, and I hope to continue doing so for as long as the Lord allows, and the members entrust me to represent District 1 and the membership," Karoline said. "I have learned so much about the industry over the years and believe, as a woman and a member myself, I have much to contribute.
"I am very proud to know I am a member-owner of a local cooperative, not just a customer of a power company. And, as one privileged to see behind the scenes, I know firsthand what a truly caring, member-driven organization this is."
She said, "My top priority is attempting to do what is most beneficial to the member. I take the immense responsibility of the position of director very seriously, praying for wisdom and the ability to make the best decision possible, no matter how difficult. I am very thankful and humbled for this opportunity to serve."