Directors are Neighbors Serving Neighbors
SEMO Electric Cooperative’s Board of Directors are member-owners who are elected to three-year terms at the Cooperative’s annual meeting, which is open to all member-owners in May. Current directors include: President Rick Faulkner, Vice President John Bledsoe, Secretary/Treasurer Tim Coppage, Assistant Secretary/Treasurer James Deneke, Hamil Corse, Butch Dirnberger, Carl Eftink, Dennis Fowler, Dicky Hanor, Myron Hawes, Keith Haynes and Carla Moore. The Board meets at least 12 times per year for official business. Sean Vanslyke is the CEO/GM of SEMO Electric Cooperative.
SEMO Electric Cooperative’s Board of Directors is composed of 12 member-owners, each representing members-owners of their specific district. SEMO Electric is a democratically-controlled business. It doesn’t have stockholders, so the Board isn’t made up of the people who own the most shares and are looking for big returns on their investment. SEMO Electric is governed by local people with your best interest and the cooperative’s best interest at heart. These individuals are active community leaders representing the needs of their local constituents. The Board is responsible for establishing policies, seeing initiatives through and approving items such as work plans and the financial budget. The cooperative’s bylaws contain exact details about director qualifications and the nomination process. Directors serve a three-year term, which are staggered to provide continuity. It is the Board’s duty to maintain SEMO Electric’s strategic direction of a not-for-profit operation with cost-of-service-based rates to provide safe and reliable electricity and fiber to thousands of homes, farms and businesses in southeast Missouri.