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Mission

Serving our members and communities.

 


 

History

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, Lincoln, McIntosh, Muskogee, Okfuskee, Okmulgee, Seminole, Tulsa and Wagoner counties.

The Cooperative’s $206,941,809 total utility plant provides service at cost to 34,419 meters through a network of 6,297 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 six departments: Member Services, Office Services, Accounting, Human Resources, Operations & Engineering and Broadband Services.

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.

 


 

Employees

 

Tim Smith, General Manager

Genie Trammell, Assistant to General Manager

 

Member Services

Billy Moore, Director of Member/Public Relations

Amy Nix, Communications

Micah WhiteMember Services Representative

Katherine Russell, Member Services Representative

Lylah Sparks, Member Services Representative

 

Office Services

Tamara Hawkins, Director of Office Services

Pam Metcalf, Office Services Supervisor

Kendall Britt, Service Representative

Lisa Harley, Service Representative

Rebecca Newnam, Service Representative

June Ramsey, Service Representative

Ashley Richardson, Service Representative

Kiersten Been, Data Systems Analyst

 

Holly Brians, Receptionist

Deborah Motte, Cashier

Shaunda Webster, Cashier

Mary Hackney, Cashier

 

Karen Starr, Billing Supervisor

Dana Hicks, Billing Clerk

Dortha Kilgore, Billing Clerk

Shelley Moore, Billing Clerk

 

Human Resources

Gary Creekmore, Director of Human Resources

Gary Baker, Safety Coordinator

 

Accounting

Teresa Sparks, Director of Accounting

Tionna Jones, Accounting Supervisor

Debra Greenlee, Plant Accountant/Meter Reader Supervisor

Cindy Poyner, Accounting Clerk

Penny Strunk, Payroll Clerk

Timothy McAvoy, Staff Accountant

 

Operations/Engineering

Royce McMahon, Director of Operations

Steve Shrum, General Superintendent

 

Stacy McElhannon, Dispatching Supervisor

Shannon Brewer, Dispatcher

Amy Helt, 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

Glenn Edwards, Lineman

Bill Nelson, Lineman

Lee Davis, Apprentice

Michael Muller, Apprentice

Lael LeBlanc, Apprentice

Tyler London, Apprentice

Weston Hill, Apprentice

Trevor Cheatwood, Apprentice

Easton Soucy, Apprentice

 

Stacy Bourne, Lineman in Charge-Maintenance

Pat Livesay, Lineman in Charge-Maintenance

Jackie McCullar, Lineman in Charge-Maintenance

Rodney Nixon, Lineman in Charge-Maintenance

Brad Duncan, Lineman in Charge-Mainenance

Kenny Hamon, Maintenance Assistant

Terry Casey, Maintenance Assistant

Jason Childress, Maintenance Assistant

Pete Hogan, Maintenance Assistant

Quinn Rogers, Maintenance Assistant

Kelly Rowan, 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 Staker

Sean Chasteen, Staking Technician

Jerome Roberts, Staking Technician

Caleb Brennecke, Staking Technician

Wyatt Ross, Staking Technician

Vinton Goff, Stakinng Technician

 

Mark Faron, GIS Coordinator

Josh Bennett, GIS Support Technician

 

Don Pak, IT Supervisor

Rick Morris, IT Support Specialist

David Craig, IT Support Specialist

 

Tim McClellan, Lead Custodian

Ronnie Motte, Custodian

 

ecoLINK Fiber Services

Jeremy Hendrickson, Director of Broadband Operations

Dan White, Network Operations Manager

Billie Been, Sales & Marketing Coordinator

Rick McElhannon, Field Operations Manager

Teresa Hingey, Subscriber Support Representative

Krista Smith, Subscriber Support Representative

Samuel Morgan, Fiber Technician

Matthew Wright, Fiber Technician

Cody Kennedy, Fiber Technician

 

 

 

 

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