This week, we are delighted to hear from one of our Vanguard sponsors Tammy Thurman, Community Relations Managers at Piedmont Natural Gas. In addition to providing natural gas to homes and businesses of all sizes, Piedmont Natural Gas also gifts more than $100,000 grants to academia and various arts and culture programming in eastern North Carolina. Piedmont like many companies is rated by its community involvement, ethics and social responsibility.
Piedmont Natural Gas has generously supported A Dickens Holiday, Works in Progress: Public Art and the International Folk Festival. The Arts Council partnered with Piedmont Natural Gas to launch True To Yourself, the Arts Council’s first Black History Month talk series. Tammy believes the event is vital for the community, citing it as a necessity to “educate and enrich our diverse community.”
After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from St. Augustine’s University, Tammy began her career with Piedmont Natural Gas as a Customer Service Representative in 2003. Through her tenure of over 16 years with Piedmont Natural Gas, Tammy held numerous roles and as the Community Relations Manager, she is currently responsible for the community relations and local government for all of eastern North Carolina.
When Tammy’s not serving as the media spokesperson for Piedmont Natural Gas or utilizing her role as Community Relations Manager to champion the mission of local nonprofits, she’s studying to guide individuals into progressing in all areas of their lives as a prospective life coach, and on occasion you can catch her swimming with dolphins.