CAEC Appoints New Board Member

Chilton County resident Mark Gray has been appointed to the Board of Trustees for Central Alabama Electric
Cooperative (CAEC) toMark Gray fill the unexpired term in District 9, a position formerly held by Ruby Neeley – the current term ends Aug. 7, 2016. Gray will begin his term of service on March 24, 2015.

He and his family are co-owners of Peach Park (opened in 1984), Gray and Sons Storage and Flea Market (opened in 1992) and Peach Park Express Texaco (opened in 2006) in Clanton. Gray attended Auburn University, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Animal and Dairy Science in 1992.

“We are pleased to welcome Mark to the board,” said Chase Riddle, Chairman of the Board of Trustees. “Being part of a family-owned business for over 31 years, Mark understands the importance of providing quality service to customers.”

Riddle stated that the selection process by the trustees began with a board committee who reviewed a list of all the members in District 9 (the eastern portion of Chilton County) following the resignation of Trustee Neeley. From among the 3,400 names, letters of invitation were mailed to more than a dozen individuals to determine their interest in serving on the board, and from those members who responded, interviews by the full board were conducted.

Gray and his wife, Robin, of 21 years are members of Liberty Hill Baptist Church in Clanton where he serves as a deacon and trustee. His wife is a math teacher at Jemison High School and they have two sons, Tanner, 16, and Caden, 11. Gray also does volunteer work for Habitat for Humanity of Autauga and Chilton Counties.

“I’m excited about being a representative for this district and I look forward to serving CAEC’s membership,” said Gray.