Our Organization


CVEC Executive Team

4 employees | Company officers

Corporate strategy and execution

Management and oversight

Financial management

Power supply procurement


Gary E. Wood

President & CEO


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 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.







CVEC Management Team:


Communications and Administrative Services


Provides the Cooperative Member Owners with information related CVEC’s efforts to provide a good value, reliable electric service at affordable rates.

3 employees

Informs members of programs, policies and upcoming events

Utilizes newsletters, website, social media and community presentations

Responsible for outage communications

Conducts key accounts program

Acts as legislative liason for Cooperative

Develops energy efficiency information

Conducts community events

Plans CVEC Annual Member Meeting


Communications and Administrative Services Manager: Melissa Gay


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.

10 employees

System long-range planning for growth areas

Planning and project management for transmission lines and substations

Installation and maintenance of the SCADA hardware and software

System studies to analyze protection schemes for reclosers, fuses, circuit breakers

Support for microwave communications system

Operation and maintenance of equipment, radio networks, and control systems for substation operations, metering, automation, and protection

Maintenance of the meter shop and apparatus shop

Engineering support for special projects, power quality studies, and member-owned distributed generation systems.


Engineering Services Manager: Joseph Key


Finance and Accounting


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

8 employees

Accounts payable

Accounts receivable


Tax forms

Financial and regulatory reporting

Budget administration

Procedural analysis

Implementation of new requirements and standards


Finance and Accounting Manager: Amanda Hall


Information Technology


The IT Department helps keep CVEC on the cutting edge of new technologies and manages computer infrastructure and data.

5 employees

Provide access to secure, reliable, and timely data

Investigate new technologies

Manage local and wide-area networks

Maintain telecommunications infrastructure

Help Desk support for equipment and applications


Information Technology Manager: Matthew Wood


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.

2 employees


Recruitment and orientation

Compensation and benefits administration

Employee relations and communications

Recognition programs and activities

Training, organizational development and planning

Human Resources policies and compliance

Personnel and CDL/Department of Transportation records


Human Resources & Member Services Manager: Lynne Beardsley


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 Service Representatives who field thousands of calls each month.

15 employees

Member inquiries and requests for assistance

Member assistance to manage energy consumption

Generate service orders for field activities

Make payment arrangements

Manage disconnections / reconnections

Produce member and public events for CVEC.

Manage community and government relations

Conduct energy efficiency programs and education

Design and production of publications and website for distribution within the company,
to CVEC members, and to the community


Member Services Supervisor: Laura Ellis


Reliability and System Engineering


Reliability and System Engineering focuses on reliability concerns and field engineering to ensure reliable and consistent power delivery to CVEC members.

19 employees

System planning including long-range planning for growth areas

System improvement and construction

Securing easements

New service requests and processing service upgrades

Monitors SCADA control center (dispatch) related to outage management

Maintains mapping system for all facilities in the field

Mobile radio communications and AVL system

Right-of-way maintenance

Purchase and management of materials and inventory

Hydro facility operations


Reliability & Systems Engineering Manager: Robert Harris




The primary function of the Operations Department is to "keep the lights on." Operations is responsible for outage restoration, day-to-day management of the system, building/repairing lines and carrying out work orders.

42 employees

Line construction and maintenance

Restoration of service after outages

Easement maintenance

Safety and training program management

Inventory maintenance

Facilities and fleet maintenance


Operations Manager: Jay Palmer



CVEC Division Staff


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 Staff:

Corey RobinsonSuperintendentDivision IIAppomattoxEric CarterSuperintendentDivision IIIPalmyra | FluvannaJ. C. GoodwinSuperintendentDivision IColleen | Nelson



Bruce Maurhoff

Senior Vice President


Tina Mallia

Vice President


Melissa C. Gay

Communications & Administrative Services Manager



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Phone: 434.263.8336 | Toll free: 800.367.2832 | Fax: 434.263.8339

Corporate Headquarters:

800 Cooperative Way

Arrington, VA 22922


Dept. 1340  |  PO Box 2153

Birmingham, AL 35287-1340


P. O. Box 247

Lovingston, VA 22949