From a Director — Angie Onyewuchi August 2020
What would you like Salem Electric members to know about you?
I believe that everyone is born with talent, but not everyone is born with opportunity. It is incumbent upon those of us who have been blessed with opportunity to find ways to give back and help others find their passion to a meaningful life. It’s imperative to leave things better than how we found them, but sometimes in the process we discover that we are the ones that have so much to learn. I work on various projects in Africa to empower and educate, and my most heartfelt work is on an entertainment project that celebrates both roots and wings.
Why did you decide to run for a Salem Electric director position?
We all must give back to our communities, the places that we love and want to see thrive. Giving of our time and treasure is part of what makes us human, and what connects us to something greater than ourselves.
What about Salem Electric’s goals really motivates you?
Reliable and affordable energy is essential, and staying future-forward as new technologies emerge.
What assets do you bring to the table as a board member?
I want to leverage my 28 years of experience in executive management, budgeting and finance, complex communications strategies, government relations and advocacy, and fundraising to benefit the cooperative and serve members like you.
What do you want to accomplish as a board member this year?
To consume as much information and insight as possible to learn the cornerstones of what makes Salem Electric strong, and how to keep it that way in an ever-changing co-op ecosystem.
What’s your favorite part about being a Salem Electric member?
Knowing that Salem Electric is an industry leader and that their passion and pride for keeping the lights on ensures reliability and affordability.