Our Board of Directors
PEC’s democratically elected Board of Directors is responsible for setting policy for the largest distribution electric cooperative in the nation — one that employs more than 700 employees, covers 8,100 square miles and serves more than 270,000 active accounts.
Directors are committed to policies that result in a safe and reliable electric system, fair rates, financial responsibility and superior member service. The results of these policies are evident: power outage time that is lower than the state cooperative average and an AA- bond rating.
Each year, eligible PEC members can seek nomination for director positions up for election through the petition process established by PEC’s Bylaws.
We invite you to take a closer look at PEC’s Board of Directors by reading their biographies. You can also preview the Board meeting schedule and view videos of past Board meetings.
Mission and purpose
The Board regularly evaluates whether decisions and policies help the Cooperative successfully further its commitment to serving our communities by providing excellent member services, and safe and reliable energy services at a competitive price.
The Cooperative’s Board of Directors approves and may amend the PEC Bylaws, Business Rules and Tariff, which govern the Cooperative’s dealings with members.
Legal and ethical accountability
PEC Board members adopt and enforce policies, resolutions and actions governing ethical conduct, accountability and compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
The Board of Directors establishes financial targets and goals and approves the Cooperative’s budget. Board members also review and approve significant investments, loans and acquisitions, and the rates and terms for providing electric service to Cooperative members. The Board is responsible for evaluating periodic financial statements, reports and information, and considering internal control procedures.
The Board discharges its duty to manage the affairs of the Cooperative by delegating day-to-day management responsibilities to a Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The CEO is hired by and answers to the Board. Board members consider and approve PEC business initiatives.