ASSOCIATION STAFF

Executive Department

Brian Mosier
President & CEO
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Brian Mosier serves as the CEO of VMDAEC. Mosier has been with the VMDAEC since 2013, originally serving as vice president of government affairs, and later was promoted to vice predient of member and government relations. In 2019, he was promoted to chief operating officer. His 25-year career with electric cooperatives began in 1995 with Union Power Cooperative and continued with Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative as vice president of business development. A native of Wilmington, Del., Mosier is a 1989 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, where he graduated with a business degree and economics minor and played varsity soccer.

 

Phyllis Long
Executive Assistant/HR Coordinator
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Josh Pretlow
General Counsel
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E. Deon Avery
Financial Analyst
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Communications 

Steven Johnson
Vice President of Communications
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Steven Johnson is editor of Cooperative Living magazine and supervises communications digital and traditional media projects. He previously was managing editor and senior communications adviser at the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, and a reporter and editor at several Virginia newspapers. He has received more than two dozen national writing awards for coverage of issues ranging from Hurricane Katrina to a co-op youth on the autism spectrum. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Mississippi and master’s and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Virginia.

 

Laura Emery
Deputy Editor
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Amanda Cunningham 
Marketing Coordinator
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Tommy Campbell
Digital Producer
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Gregg MacDonald
Senior Writer-Editor
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John Grott
Creative Services Coordinator.
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Jim Robertson
Director of Special Projects 
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Nina Jacobs
Administrative Services Coordinator
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Member & Public Affairs

Andrew Vehorn
Vice President of Member and Public Affairs
(804) 297-3486
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Sadie Gary
Director of Legislative Affairs
(804) 297-3493
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Dathie Washington
Administrative Assistant
(804) 297-3487
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Regulatory Affairs

Sam Brumberg
Vice President of Regulatory Affairs & Counsel
(804) 297-3488
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Sam Brumberg serves as Vice President of Regulatory Affairs and Counsel. His practice on behalf of rural communities spans over a decade and a half across the fields of energy, environmental protection, broadband and utilities. He is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Richmond. He received his law degree from William and Mary, where he was the managing editor of the “Environmental Law and Policy Review.” In 2019, he was nominated and qualified as a candidate for a judgeship on the Virginia State Corporation Commission.

 

 


Safety, Training and Education 

Alan Scruggs
Vice President of Safety, Training and Education
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Alan began his cooperative career with Central Virginia Electric Cooperative in 1991 as an apprentice lineman and worked his way through the ranks from apprentice to journeyman lineman. He accepted the position of Division Superintendent in 2002 and was promoted to Manager of Operations in 2010. He began his career with VMDAEC in September 2016 as Vice President of Safety and Training Services. Alan completed the NRECA-Robert I. Kabat Management Internship Program in 2010.

 

Brandon Burton
Director of Continuing Education
(804) 297-3485
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Todd Butcher
Manager of Safety Training
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Phil Jarvis
Manager of Safety Services
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Robin Byrd Wilfong
Meeting & Events Coordinator
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Martin Donohue
Safety instructor
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Jerone Mabe
Safety instructor
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Blaine Salmans
Safety Instructor
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JT Jacobs
Safety Instructor
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Dirrick Simmons
Safety Training Coordinator
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Joe Levin
Instructor
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Bob Wilcox
Instructor
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Curtis Craig
Instructor
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