District 10 - Eddie Campbell
Eddie has been a member of Surry-Yadkin EMC for nearly 26 years, and has served on the board of directors for 5 years. He serves on the board's Bylaws Committee and Energy Services Committee.
His awards and certificates include Credentialed Cooperative Director (CCD), and he is pursuing the Board Leadership Certificate (BLC).
He also serves on the board of Tri-County Christian Crisis Ministries, as vice president of the Arlington/Jonesville Fire Department Board of Directors. He previously served on the Surry-Yadkin EMC Round Up Board for 12 years prior to serving as a director, and he served on the Pastor-Parish Relations Board at Union Grove Methodist Church. Eddie holds bachelor's and master's degrees from Appalachian State University and Principals' Executive Program certification from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He worked as a teacher in Montgomery County and a teacher and assistant principal in Wilkes County Schools. He then was an assistant principal and principal in Yadkin County Schools. He also was a counselor for Surry Community College's Upward Bound program.
"I wanted to learn more about a co-op, and I also wanted the opportunity to serve the community," Eddie said of why he pursued a position on the board of directors.
"The peace of mind that I feel when I turn on the lights in the morning is what I like about being a member of SYEMC," he said. "Also, that I can depend on a safe and economically sound electricity source; the fact that outages are promptly dealt with; and I am proud that the co-op has such a desire to serve its members well."
Eddie is married with three grown children, two of which live in Yadkin County and are Surry-Yadkin EMC members, and one who lives in Cary. He has nine grandchildren. He is a member of Union Grove United Methodist Church. He enjoys traveling, playing golf and fishing as well as walking. As a leisure activity, he has always enjoyed coaching. He coached his son's AAU basketball team, assisted coaching basketball at Starmount High School following retirement for three years, and coached girls' AAU basketball around two years prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.