Berl Davis

Berl Davis has been appointed chairman of the board of directors for the Don Ryan Center for Innovation. Davis previously served as the board’s vice chairman.

Davis is the president and CEO of Palmetto Electric Cooperative Inc., where he is responsible for overseeing and managing the entire operation of the Cooperative. He has spent his entire career within the utility industry, joining Palmetto Electric in 1988.

He was named president and CEO in 2014, and brings to his new role his expertise with community infrastructure and how local utilities can work together with economic development projects.

Davis also is a member of a number of national and local organizations. He is actively involved with the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA). He is on the board of directors and executive committee for Central Electric Power Cooperative, Inc. (CEPCI), the Electric Cooperatives of South Carolina (ECSC), and Cooperative Electric Energy Utility Supply (CEEUS) companies.

He graduated from Clemson University with a degree in electrical engineering, and is also a graduate of the NRECA Management Internship Program at the University of Nebraska. Davis has lived in Bluffton since 1992..

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