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4 of our longest-tenured employees reflect on PEC’s 80th anniversary

With a combined total of 136 years at the cooperative, these employees are PEC proud

This year, we’re proud to celebrate 80 years of working to make the Hill Country a brighter place. In honor of the occasion, we asked four of our longest-tenured employees (some of whom have been here nearly half that time!) to reflect on their careers and what it means to serve our members.

Ronnie Clopton

Ronnie Clopton

Regional Operations Manager, Marble Falls
37 years

“This is not a trade that everyone can do, which is why it’s such a rewarding career. It’s all I’ve ever known, and every day for the past 37 years, I’ve looked forward to my day at work. Every day is a challenge, but I love it.”

 
DiAnn Hamilton

DiAnn Hamilton

Electrical Distribution Designer & Planning Manager, Cedar Park
35 years

“I have experienced a lot of change at PEC, from the installation of our first computer and serving rural areas to finding innovative ways to serve large cities utilizing multiple computer programs. PEC has always provided members safe, reliable and affordable electricity. We have managed to remain the trusted co-op that began 80 years ago thanks to our employees.”

 
Doug Haynes

Doug Haynes

Director of Regional Operations, Junction
35 years

“The day I started here, I knew I would eventually retire here. I’ve always been impressed with the quality of people working at PEC, but I’ve also enjoyed being close and responding to our members’ needs. I’m confident in PEC, and I truly believe that the finest days of the co-op are ahead of us.”

 
Diana Gonzales

Diana Gonzales

Community Engagement Representative
29 years

“The co-op is always evolving, but the focus on our members has never changed. I have loved representing our cooperative and networking with the people we serve. It’s just a great feeling when you’re helping the member in any way you can.”