The Currituck Chamber of Commerce Board of the Directors has named Michael Thompson of Dominion North Carolina Power to a Coast Council seat of the Board of Directors.
Michael Thompson is the principal liaison with the North Carolina General Assembly and Executive Branches for Dominion North Carolina Power. He is the lead contact for regulatory issues before the North Carolina Utilities Commission as well as local governments and economic development in northeastern North Carolina.
Mr. Thompson began his career with Dominion Customer Service in 1975 and then designed Retail and Wholesale Rates before moving into Government Affairs in 1985. He assumed his current position in January 1993.
Mr. Thompson serves on the boards of North Carolina State University’s College of Sciences and Advanced Energy. He joined the board of the Independent College Fund in 2004 and became Chairman in 2010. He also serves on the boards of the NC Aquarium Society and Coastal Studies Institute.
Mr. Thompson holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics from James Madison University. He is married to Deborah York, also a JMU graduate. They have two sons, one a graduate of JMU and the other from NCSU.