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East Central Electric will offer competitive rates and provide safe, reliable, electric energy and related services to our members while remaining financially sound, environmentally conscious and continuing to uphold the Cooperative Principles.





East Central Oklahoma Electric Cooperative is one of 28 member/owned and controlled non-profit Rural Electric Cooperatives in Oklahoma.

Our service area covers 3,000 square miles and includes portions of Creek, McIntosh, Muskogee, Okfuskee, Okmulgee, Tulsa and Wagoner counties.

The Cooperative’s $121,282,566 net electric plant provides service at cost to 33,508 meters through a network of 6,247.67 miles of power lines and 23 substations. Service crews are stationed in Bixby, Bristow, Checotah, Muskogee, Okemah and Okmulgee.

Major wholesale power sources are KAMO Power, Vinita, and Western Farmers Electric, Anadarko. The Cooperative is financed by loans from the National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corporation (CFC), Rural Utilities Service (RUS), CoBank and paid-in capital from member/owners.

The Cooperative’s policies are set by a seven-member board of Trustees, elected for three-year terms by the member/owners. They represent seven districts. A Manager supervises the operation of the Cooperative with the aid of five departments: Member Services, Office Services, Accounting, Human Resources and Operations & Engineering.

Bald Hill Sub 1960


East Central Electric’s Articles of Incorporation were approved November 15, 1938. Charter members who filed the Articles were J.B. Berryman, Okemah; D.M. Bonner, Henryetta; Buster Brown, Bixby; D.W. Kinsey, Hoffman; Homer Penequin, Henryetta; George W. Sartin, Haskell; J. Harry Swan, Okmulgee; Donald A. Turnisky, Mounds; W.S. Warner, Muskogee and Fred E. Wilson, Beggs. Berryman, Swan, Turinsky, Warner and Wilson were the first Trustees.

The Cooperative’s first sub-station was energized in 1939 in the Bald Hill area. The first electric meter was set in December 1939 near Beggs on the J.E. Capps farm.





Tim Smith, General Manager

Genie Trammell, Assistant to General Manager


Member Services

Billy Moore, Director of Member/Public Relations

Amy Nix, Communications

Billie Been, Member Services Representative

Micah WhiteMember Services Representative

Katherine Russell, Member Services Representative


Office Services

Tamara Hawkins, Director of Office Services

Pam Metcalf, Office Services Supervisor

Lisa Harley, Service Representative

Glenda McAlister, Service Representative

Kiersten Been, Service Representative

June Ramsey, Service Representative

Jamie Shaw, Service Representative


Holly Brians, Receptionist

Patsy Zink, Cashier

Deborah Motte, Cashier

Rebecca Newnam, Cashier


Karen Starr, Billing Supervisor

Dana Hicks, Membership Clerk

Dortha Kilgore, Billing Clerk

Shelley Moore, Data Entry Clerk


Human Resources

Gary Creekmore, Director of Human Resources

Russell McCorkle, Safety Coordinator



Teresa Sparks, Director of Accounting

Tionna Jones, Accounting Supervisor

Debra Greenlee, Plant Accountant/Meter Reader Supervisor

Cindy Poyner, Accounting Clerk

Penny Strunk, Payroll Clerk



Royce McMahon, Director of Operations

Steve Shrum, General Superintendent

James Goins, Engineering Manager


Stacy McElhannon, Dispatching Supervisor

Shannon Brewer, Dispatcher

Kendall Britt, Dispatcher


Kevin Rea, Right-of-Way Superintendent

Haley Eyer, ROW Representative


Raymond Godfrey, Supervisor of Fleet Maintenance


Jody Gilroy, Lineman in Charge-Construction

Floyd Kinsey, Lineman in Charge-Construction

Rick McElhannon, Lineman in Charge-Construction

Kenny Hamon, Lineman

Rojer Johnson, Lineman

Glenn Edwards, Lineman

Brad Duncan, Lineman

Bill Nelson, Lineman

Lee Davis, Apprentice

Michael Muller, Apprentice

Lael LeBlanc, Apprentice

Tyler London, Apprentice


Stacy Bourne, Lineman in Charge-Maintenance

Pat Livesay, Lineman in Charge-Maintenance

Jackie McCullar, Lineman in Charge-Maintenance

Delbert Richardson, Lineman in Charge-Maintenance

Rodney Nixon, Lineman in Charge-Maintenance

Terry Casey, Maintenance Assistant

Jason Childress, Maintenance Assistant

Pete Hogan, Maintenance Assistant

Kelly Rowan, Maintenance Assistant

Jacob Shandy, Maintenance Assistant



Richard Myers, Superintendent of Materials and Purchases

Kenny Rogers, Warehouse/Material Utility

Lisa Wiedel, Materials Accountant


Marty Ballard, Meter Department Supervisor

Rusty Davis, Meter Technician

Tom Dooley, Meter Technician


Steve Beam, Lead Staking Engineer

Bill Dangott, Staking Engineer

Sean Chasteen, Staking Engineer

Jerome Roberts, Staking Engineer

Caleb Brennecke, Staking Engineer


Mark Faron, GIS Coordinator

Austin Fessler, GIS Support Technician


Don Pak, IT Supervisor

Rick Morris, IT Support Specialist


Tim McClellan, Lead Custodian

Ronnie Motte, Custodian




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