REC Names New Director of Vegetation Management

December 19, 2018

Fredericksburg, Va. - Rappahannock Electric Cooperative (REC) has promoted Cindy Musick to director of Vegetation Management Services. In her new role, Musick will direct REC’s professional foresters and contractor crews who are responsible for maintaining the Cooperative’s rights of way.

Musick brings extensive experience to her new role, including the past six years as a forester working out of REC’s Blue Ridge office. Prior to joining REC, Musick spent 11 years at Potomac Electric Power Company (PEPCO) and worked at Hawaiian Electric. She has worked with the Bureau of Land Management in Montana and the U.S. Forest Service in West Virginia. Musick has written several nationally published articles about proper vegetation management techniques. She has served as an adjunct instructor of biology at Marymount University and as a forestry researcher at Virginia Tech.

Musick earned a bachelor of science in Forest Resources Management from West Virginia University and a master of science in environmental science and policy from Johns Hopkins University. She is currently pursuing a doctor of philosophy degree in forestry from West Virginia University. Musick is an International Society of Arboriculture-certified arborist and a utility-certified arborist. Musick serves as a board member for Trees Virginia and for the mid-Atlantic chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture.

Active in her community, she serves as vice president on the board of directors for Sleepy Hollow Bath and Racquet in Falls Church. She lives in Fairfax County with her husband, Frank, and their two teenage sons.