Morrow named DREMC director of engineering

Morrow named DREMC director of engineering

valerie_morrow2-1Valerie Morrow has been named Duck River Electric Membership Corporation’s director of engineering, DREMC President and CEO Michael Watson announced.

Morrow, a graduate of Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Indiana with a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical and electronics engineering, has been an electrical engineer at DREMC since October of 2014.

Formerly, Morrow was the manager of engineering services at Boone Rural Electric Membership Corporation in Lebanon, Ind. At Boone REMC, Morrow managed the metering department, which included automated metering infrastructure (AMI), line staking, GIS, and purchasing and inventory.

She also has extensive experience as an engineering consultant, working with PowerTech Engineering and Hi-Line Engineering, where she assisted clients with distribution design and planning studies. An expert in her field, Morrow has taught classes in engineering fundamentals and served on various national engineering committees.

Morrow has served on the National Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) Transmission and Distribution System Planning Subcommittee and is also running for a seat on the Milsoft Utility Solutions Advisory Board.

“I believe that Valerie will take our engineering department to the next level,” Watson says. “She has a broad range of experience with knowledge of electric cooperatives and the electric industry.”

She assumed her duties as engineering department director on June 6. Morrow and her daughter, Lois, reside in Shelbyville.

“I’m thrilled about the opportunity to serve our members as the director of engineering at DREMC,” says Morrow. “This job will be challenging, but I know that my staff and I will be able to accomplish DREMC’s goals and objectives.”