Board of Directors

Meet the current PEC 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 covers 8,100 square miles.

Each year, eligible PEC members are invited to seek nomination for director positions up for election through the petition process established by PEC’s bylaws. 

Milton Rister

District 1 Director

Emily Pataki

District 2 Director

Mark Ekrut

District 3 Director

Travis Cox

District 4 Director

James Oakley

District 5 Director

Paul Graf

District 6 Director
Vice President

Amy SJ Akers

District 7 Director

Mission & 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 tariffs, which govern the cooperative’s dealings with members.

Legal & ethical oversight

PEC board members adopt and enforce policies, resolutions, and actions governing ethical conduct, accountability, and compliance with applicable laws and regulations.

Financial oversight

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 members.

Operational oversight

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 strategic initiatives.

Get info about our monthly board meetings.

Who represents me? Find your district.

PEC bylaws, director compensation policy, and more are available on our document center.

Contact your Board of Directors

Submit an email contact to a member of PEC's Board of Directors.

PEC Districts

PEC’s service territory covers 75 miles in or around the IH-35 corridor, a major north-to-south thoroughfare in Central Texas. Learn more about our service area by viewing the map below.