STATESVILLE – Bradley Hicks has been named EnergyUnited’s manager of energy planning and portfolio management.

Hicks, a licensed professional engineer, joined the cooperative this month. His role will involve planning, organizing, developing and implementing programs in the area of wholesale power supply and regulatory needs of the company, along with procuring traditional and renewable energy portfolios.

He is a former principal transmission and distribution engineer at the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association in Arlington, Va.

Hicks is a graduate of Tennessee Technological University, where he earned a bachelor’s  degree in electrical engineering. He received his masters of business administration from Aspen University in Denver, Colo.

Hicks has spent 12 years working with electric cooperatives.