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Board of Directors

As a cooperative, White River Valley Electric is controlled and governed by its membership. Members elect individuals from their district to represent them on the Board of Directors. The Board then, collectively, sets policy and helps to guide strategic planning.


Board of Directors


District A

Jenny Whorton (President) – Reeds Spring
Keet Short (Sec./Treasurer) – Galena

District B

Lyle Rowland – Cedarcreek
James (Jim) Burns- Forsyth



District C

Joey Glenn – Nixa
Jeff Hyatt  – Sparta


District D

Neal Crum (Vice President) – Ava

District E

Pat Funk  – Gainesville
Jim Kyle – Gainesville

Questions, comments, or concerns?



Interested in becoming a director?

Do you have a passion for serving the community? Are you a strategic thinker with the ability see the big picture? Are you familiar with the elements of the cooperative business model? If you answered “yes” to these questions, you may be the ideal board candidate.

Read each section below to learn more about being a director.  Consider applying if you meet the qualifications, understand the time commitment, and feel you would be an asset to WRVEC.

Contact Angie O’Dell, Manager of Executive Business, for eligibility and to learn more about serving as a director.