ABERDEEN, N.C. (April 21, 2011) – Progress Energy has named David J. McNeill as the community relations manager in the Sandhills area.
Born in Pinehurst and raised in Aberdeen, McNeill joined Progress Energy (then Carolina Power & Light Company) in 1983, and has served in a variety of positions in the company’s Corporate Communications department. In his new role, McNeill will be responsible for external relations and economic development in Anson, Hoke, Lee, Montgomery, Moore, Randolph, Richmond, Robeson, Scotland and Stanly counties. His focus will include working with elective officials and the community on issues of importance for the region.
“At Progress Energy, we recognize the importance of community service and economic vitality,” McNeill said, “I have a great appreciation for the people and places in this region and look forward to working with customers, friends and neighbors, building strategic partnerships for the betterment of our communities.”
McNeill received a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and earned a MBA from Campbell University. He is married to the former Caprice Cress, a native of Sanford, and they have a daughter.
Progress Energy (NYSE: PGN), headquartered in Raleigh, is a Fortune 500 energy company with more than 22,000 megawatts of generation capacity and approximately $10 billion in annual revenues. Progress Energy includes two major electric utilities that serve about 3.1 million customers in the Carolinas and Florida. The company has earned the Edison Electric Institute's Edison Award, the industry's highest honor, in recognition of its operational excellence, and was the first utility to receive the prestigious J.D. Power and Associates Founder's Award for customer service. The company is pursuing a balanced strategy for a secure energy future, which includes aggressive energy-efficiency programs, investments in renewable energy technologies and a state-of-the-art power system. Progress Energy celebrated a century of service in 2008. Visit the company’s website at www.progress-energy.com.