Palmetto Electric Cooperative has appointed two co-op members, Greg S. Cook and Nick T. Gohagan to its Board of Trustees. Cook and Gohagan fill the seats, respectively, of Jimmie D. McMillan, who retired in June, and James O. Freeman, who passed away in July. Like their predecessors, Cook and Gohagan represent fellow members in Hampton County.
Cook is the fire chief for Hampton County. He retired from Clariant Plant in Allendale after 27 years of service. He and his wife, Lynn McAlhaney Cook, have two daughters, a son-in-law and a grandson. Cook has served on the Palmetto Electric Trust, a volunteer board that administers member donations to the co-op’s charitable giving program, Operation Round Up.
Gohagan is a lieutenant in the Hampton County Sheriff’s Office, where he also serves as supervisor over civil processing and school resource officers and as fleet manager. He has 22 years of experience in law enforcement and fire and rescue work. He is currently captain of the Hampton County Fire Department. Gohagan also coaches football at Patrick Henry Academy, serving as junior varsity head coach and varsity assistant coach. Like Cook, he has served on the Palmetto Electric Trust board. Gohagan and his wife, Jackie, have two sons. They are members of Estill Presbyterian Church, where Gohagan is an acting elder.