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Cumberland Valley Electric CEO Ted Hampton has been honored by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association.

Hampton received the group’s Regional Service Award last October during the Region III meeting. Hampton is one of the longest-   serving electric co-op leaders in the United States and holds the record as the longest-serving distribution system manager in Kentucky’s electric cooperative history.

“My career has afforded me the opportunity to meet many electric cooperative leaders, and I would put Mr. Hampton in the elite class of these cooperative leaders,” says East Kentucky Power Cooperative CEO Tony Campbell, who nominated Hampton and attended the award ceremony. “Over the past eight years, Mr. Hampton has been gracious enough to spend a significant amount of his time mentoring me, and I believe his coaching has made me a much more effective leader.”

Also read this article about legend Ted Hampton.

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