Nominees for the Board of Directors — 2019 Annual Report
Dustin Hulsey is a candidate for re-election to the HEMC Board of Directors, West District. He has served on the HEMC Board for five years and has earned his NRECA Credentialed Cooperative Director Certification, Board Leadership Certification and Gold Director Certification. Hulsey lives in Cleveland with his wife, Stephanie, and two sons. He is a Deacon and Sunday School teacher at Center Grove Baptist Church in the Mossy Creek community. Hulsey is the owner of Hulsey Tile. He served on the HEMC Member Advisory Board for several years and on the board of the HALLCO Community Credit Union.
Tim Kinsey is a candidate for election to the HEMC Board of Directors, West District. A graduate of Habersham Central High School, he lives in the Mossy Creek area of White County. Kinsey drives a school bus for White County Schools, volunteers with youth activities and donates money, books and supplies to schools for the children. For the past 29 years, he also has owned and operated T&G Kinsey Farm Inc., a poultry farm. Kinsey also enjoys donating vegetables from his garden to the elderly in his community. He and his wife, Glenda, have two adult sons, Greg and Chris, four granddaughters, one grandson and one great-grandson.
Hugh Rucker is a candidate for election to the HEMC Board of Directors, East District. He served on the Habersham EMC Board from 1982 to 2015, holding the offices of Chairman, Vice Chairman and Secretary-Treasurer. Rucker also served on the board of the Georgia System Operations Corp. (a statewide organization) for 11 years and served as Chairman for five years. In addition, he earned his NRECA Director Certification. Rucker is involved in several clubs and civic organizations. He is an active member of Bethlehem Baptist Church, where he has enjoyed serving with a fifth-grade class for more than a decade through partnership between the church and Clarkesville Elementary School. Rucker has also coached youth sports for more than 50 years. He received a Purple Heart while serving in Vietnam as an infantryman from 1969-1970. Rucker lives in Clarkesville and has a daughter and two granddaughters.
Dan Thurmond is a candidate for re-election to the HEMC Board of Directors, West District. He has served on the HEMC Board for 24 years, holding the offices of Chairman, Vice Chairman and Secretary-Treasurer, and has earned his NRECA Credentialed Cooperative Director Certification as well as Board Leadership Certification. Thurmond is a lifetime resident of White County, residing in the Sautee-Nacoochee Valley. He and his wife, Andrea, have two daughters, Tammy Jarrard and Robin Shook, and four granddaughters. Thurmond is retired from the Department of Transportation as Asphalt Maintenance Coordinator in Atlanta. He and his family attend Crescent Hill Baptist Church, where he serves on the Deacon Board.
Teresa “Teri” Shirley is a candidate for election to the HEMC Board of Directors, East District. She graduated from Habersham Central High School, then earned a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from Piedmont College before earning a Master of Business Administration degree. Shirley worked at Habersham Bank in Accounting and Finance for 24 years and has been with Fiserv for eight years as a Banking Software Trainer. She is a member of Hills Crossing Baptist Church. Shirley’s community involvement includes the March of Dimes, United Way and mentoring at local schools. A former Rotarian, she previously taught Accounting at Lanier Technical College for three years, Junior Achievement classes at Level Grove Elementary School as well as Sunday School at her church. Shirley and her husband, David, reside in Mount Airy. The couple has two daughters and two grandchildren.
David Wall is a candidate for re-election to the HEMC Board of Directors, East District. He has served on the HEMC Board for six years and has earned his NRECA Credentialed Cooperative Director Certification. A native of Habersham County, Wall has family in Habersham and Rabun counties. Wall holds a degree in Funeral Service from Gupton-Jones College and is a former Vice President and partner of Whitfield Funeral Homes. He served as Coroner of Habersham County for 12 years and is currently the Habersham County Clerk of Superior Court. He and his wife, Jody, live in Clarkesville. Wall is a Deacon at Clarkesville Baptist Church, a Mason and a member of the Cornelia Kiwanis Club.