When folks call the cooperative office and ask to speak with Steve Marshburn, the first response they get is, “the Steve Marshburn in the warehouse or the Steve Marshburn in energy services.”

That’s right, there are TWO Steve Marshburns at JOEMC. While the two are different in many ways, they do share their commitment to the co-op and its members as well as their commitment to the community. You can read about energy services Steve Marshburn by clicking here and checking out his Power of Community feature. Keep reading below, and you’ll learn more about Steve Marshburn from the warehouse.

Steve T. Marshburn is a local, growing up in Haws Run community of Onslow County. He graduated from Dixon High School in 1988 and attended Coastal Carolina Community College. Steve came to work at JOEMC in 1989 as an apprentice lineman. In 1991 he transitioned to another position and became a warehouseman where he was promoted, in 1998, to warehouse foreman. In 2005, Steve was promoted to his current position as Operations Warehouse Manager.

Steve is involved and committed to the community in a variety of ways, but a couple of them stand out…the Shriners and his love of fundraising through cooking benefits.

Marshburn was raised as a Mason in the spring of 1999 and became a Shriner in 2000 and later joined the Onslow Shrine Club. Since then, Steve has been involved in many of the service projects including the Shriners Van Patrol (captain since 2013), the Keystone Kops, and the Shriner’s annual fish fry event (chairman in 2008 and is also currently the chairman). He has also been in various leadership and advisory roles with the club including serving as president, as potentate’s aide, and divan aide. Steve, who has volunteered at the annual Shrine Bowl football game (2015-17), was recognized in 2017 for his dedication to the club by being named Onslow County Shriner of the Year.

As if there’s time for anything else besides work and the Shriners, in his “spare” time, Steve loves to cook. And, there’s a GOOD chance if you’ve ever bought a BBQ plate dinner as part of a community fundraiser, Marshburn had a hand in the preparation of that meal. Since 2000, Steve has taken his passion for cooking and become part of a “cooking team” that puts on these fundraisers throughout our community to help cancer patients with their medical bills.


“No man stands so tall as when he stoops to help a child.”
–Shriner’s motto–


To learn more about our other employees who exhibit the Power of Community, click here.