Welcome, Doug Smith!

July 10, 2012, 2:12 p.m. (ET)
Please join me on expressing our collective congratulations and Welcome or Welcome back to the USA C/K family to Doug Smith! Doug is our newest member of USA C/K’s Nominating and Governance Committee. Please read a shorten version of his bio. You will be impressed.

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Also, I want to give a quick shout out to Richard Hagler and to his team for making all these announcements possible. It is their behind the scenes work that make all this happen. Without question, from my vantage point, it is the most important work for our enterprise. They are the ones who screen, interview and select the folks who represent USA C/K at the highest levels. All I know is the folks they have selected bring a lot to the fight and I have enjoyed working with all of them.

Great work and thank you,
Paddle Now!
Bob Lally

President, USA C/K BOD


Douglas E. Smith Jr., P.E. 


Professional Certification: 

  • Registered Professional Engineer, State of Georgia 
  • Qualified System Operator, Georgia Integrated Transmission System 


  • University of Wisconsin and National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, Management Internship Program, 2005 
  • Brenau University, Master of Business Administration, 2002 
  • Southern Polytechnic State University, B.S. Electrical Engineering Technology with Power Generation and Distribution Option, 1991 
  • Young Harris College, Pre-Engineering Studies, 1987 

Current Employment: 

  • District Engineering Supervisor, Jackson Electric Membership Corporation 
  • Adjunct Instructor, Lanier Technical College 


  • Eagle Scout, BSA Troop 26, 1981 
  • Gainesville Jaycees, Board Member and Secretary 2001 
  • Georgia EMC Engineering Association, Officer and President 2003 
  • Grace Episcopal Church, Vestry Representative 2007 
  • Habitat for Humanity of Hall County, President 2007 
  • Lanier Canoe and Kayak Club, Board Member and President 2011 
  • Leadership Hall County, Class of 2002 
  • USACK Sprint Official Level I