Turner joins Pee Dee board

Published 10:28 am Wednesday, July 17, 2019


Paul L. Turner III of Ansonville has been appointed to fill the District 1 seat on the Board of Directors for Pee Dee Electric Membership Corporation.

Paul Turner

The seat became vacant after the passing of longtime director, Gene Russell.

District 1 is composed of the Ansonville and Burnsville in Anson County, the area in Stanly County and the portion of New Salem in Union County served by Pee Dee Electric.

Turner is the owner of Red Hill Forestry, a private forestry consulting company that provides
forestry services to landowners across North and South Carolina. He received his bachelor’s
degree from N.C. State University in Forest Management and his associate degree in Forest
Management Technology from Montgomery Community College. He is also a North and South
Carolina registered forester and a licensed North Carolina real estate broker.

He was born and raised in Anson County in Ansonville, where he and his wife,
Rebecca, live with their son Noah. He is a member of the Red Hill Baptist Church and enjoys
spending time outdoors.

Turner began his duties with the board of directors in July. He looks forward to serving the
members of Pee Dee Electric and ensuring success for the cooperative.

Pee Dee Electric is a not-for-profit cooperative whose goal is to provide reliable, dependable
electric service for its members while focusing on value, quality customer service, and
enhancing life in the communities we serve. Pee Dee’s service area consists of Anson,
Montgomery, Moore, Richmond, Scotland, Stanly and Union counties.