The GreatCo-Ops Advisory Board

Brittany Caison

Vice President, Strategic Planning & Analytics

Jackson EMC

Jefferson, Georgia

Brittany joined Jackson EMC in 2011 as a Commercial/Industrial Engineer. In 2016, she was promoted to Vice President of Strategic Planning and Analytics. Prior to moving to Jackson EMC, Brittany was a mechanical engineer for Setty & Associates in Fairfax, Virginia.

Donnie Clary


CoServ Electric

Corinth, Texas

Donnie has been CoServ Electric’s CEO since 2014.  He is also an officer and member of the Board of Managers of CoServ Gas.  Previously, he was CoServ’s CFO and Senior Vice President.  Donnie joined CoServ in 1990.

Eddie Dauterive


Pedernales Electric Cooperative

Johnson City, Texas

As COO, Eddie is responsible for a wide range of mission critical functions at PEC.  Prior to being promoted to COO in 2018, Eddie served PEC as Vice President – Member Services, where he led the co-op’s customer care and revenue management efforts.

Brad Gibson

Chief Cooperative Business Officer

Middle Tennessee EMC

Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Brad’s co-op career began in 2000 when he joined Union REC as Media Manager.  After over 11 years of increasing responsibility at URE, Brad moved to Duck River EMC as Director of Member services.  In 2013, Brad joined MTEMC as Vice President of Communications & Member Services.  He was promoted to Chief Cooperative Business Officer in 2015.

Bill Hetherington


Bandera Electric Cooperative

Bandera, Texas

Bill has over 30 years of experience in the electric utility industry. At BEC, he has formed several businesses focusing on meeting the needs of their customers, including BEC Solar, BEC Fiber, and BEC Energy Analytics.  Bill holds a degree in electrical engineering from Purdue University, a master’s degree in business from Central Michigan University, and has post-graduate executive education from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Mitchell Johnson

President & CEO

Ozarks Electric Cooperative

Fayetteville, Arkansas

Mitchell has been with Ozarks Electric since 1991, when he joined the co-op as Accounting Supervisor.  He then served as Vice President of Administrative Services for three years before being promoted to President & CEO in 1999.

Rick Lemonds

President & CEO

South Central Power Company

Lancaster, Ohio

Rick joined South Central Power as President & CEO in 2012 after nearly 10 years as CEO of Lake Country Power and over four years as General Manager of Lyon-Lincoln Electric Cooperative.  He started his energy industry career with Rural Utilities Service, an organization he served for over 10 years.

D. Ronnie Lee

President & CEO

Walton EMC

Monroe, Georgia

Ronnie has been Walton EMC’s President/CEO since 1993.  He is also the President/CEO of Walton Energy (Walton EMC Natural Gas and Walton Solar).  Prior to becoming Walton’s President/CEO, he was the Manager of Engineering & Operations.  Ronnie has been with Walton EMC since 1979.

Greg Miller

President & CEO

Dakota Electric

Farmington, Minnesota

Greg has been with Dakota Electric since 1997 and has been CEO since 2001.  Previous to Dakota Electric, he was with Minnesota Valley Electric Cooperative for 11 years.

Tim Sullivan


Wright-Hennepin Electric Cooperative Association

Rockford, Minnesota

Tim joined Wright-Hennepin in 2015 as CEO after working for Touchstone Energy for 15 years.  His last position at Touchstone was Senior Director of Strategy and Business Development.  In that role, he helped co-ops across the nation enhance their performance management and measurement approaches.

Gary Wood


Central Virginia Electric Cooperative

Arrington, Virginia

Gary has been CEO of CVEC since 2008.  He previously served as CVEC’s Vice President of Engineering and Operations and as Planning Engineering Manager.  Prior to joining CVEC, Gary was a senior electrical engineer for The Greenwood Partnership, a consulting engineering firm for industrial and institutional facilities.