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Roanoke Electric Cooperative has named Danny Jobe as its director of broadband field operations and has appointed Littleton native Cynthia Vaughan to its board of directors.

Jobe will be responsible for directing and managing the co-op’s broadband subsidiary’s installation and service efforts.

In this role, Jobe will create, implement, and enhance consistent standardized operating practices for Roanoke Connect Holdings.

“I am very pleased with the efforts we have made to move the needle on our efforts to bring connectivity to our communities,” said Marshall Cherry, the co-op’s president and CEO.  “Bringing Danny onto our team brings additional resources needed to strengthen our installation and field operations efforts to bring everyone one step closer to having broadband service in their homes.”

Jobe is a broadband operations veteran with more than 30 years of experience. 

Prior to joining the Roanoke Connect team, he was vice president of operations for Atlantic Broadband which is now known as Breezeline, the eighth largest cable operator in the country. He was with the company from January, 2018 through late this year and was responsible for Atlantic Broadband’s field operations in 10 states along the east coast from Florida to Maine. 

He is a 2012 inductee into the Virginia Cable Telecommunications Hall of Fame, and was awarded the 2017 Lyn Simpson Grassroots Spirit Award from the American Cable Association for continuous dedication to the ACA grassroots mission of political activism and commitment to independent cable broadband operators.

“As someone who has spent a large portion of my career building and expanding broadband networks in rural areas, I’m thrilled to join Roanoke Connect so we can bring state-of-the-art fiber broadband services to unserved and underserved communities in northeastern North Carolina,” Jobe stated.


Meanwhile the cooperative announced the addition of Vaughan to its board of directors.  Vaughan was appointed to Roanoke Electric Cooperative’s board to represent District 9 of Northampton County following the death of board member Chester Deloatch.

Cherry said Vaughan’s addition further strengthens the board’s community focus. “We are excited to have Mrs. Vaughan join Roanoke Electric Cooperative’s board to represent the member-owners of Northampton County.” 

Vaughan is a resident of Northampton County.  

After attending Louisburg College, she began her 29 year tenure in the banking industry serving in the capacities of loan officer, customer service representative, and teller.  

Vaughan currently serves as the branch manager of Southern Bank in Lewiston.  

She is also a member of Sandy Run Baptist Church in Roxobel, where she serves on the social committee.  

In the community, she is president of Roxobel Community Center and owns and operates Roxobel Car Wash and Roxobel Mini Storage.

“I am honored to be a part of such an innovative organization and represent the member-owners of District 9,” she said. “My vision is for us to continue to make decisions that will benefit the member-owners and local communities that we serve.”