Board of Directors

East River’s mission is to enhance the value of its members and we deliver on that promise through the guidance of our board of directors.

East River Electric is governed by a 22-person Board of Directors. The selection process for our board of directors starts with our member distribution cooperatives. The members of each distribution co-op elect a local board of directors. Then each local distribution cooperative board elects a director to the East River board to represent that local co-op.

Of East River’s 25 member systems, 21 are full-requirements members and four are supplemental requirements members. Each of our full-requirements members elects a director to the East River board. Our supplemental requirements members elect one director that collectively represents those four co-ops on East River’s board.

Meet our Directors

James Ryken

James Ryken

President | Clay-Union Electric

Pat Homan

Pat Homan

Vice President | Traverse Electric

Ervin Fink

Ervin Fink

Secretary | Douglas Electric

Bert Rogness

Bert Rogness

Treasurer | H-D Electric

 Rick Koupal

Rick Koupal

Bon Homme Yankton Electric

Duane Wolbrink

Duane Wolbrink

Central Electric

Ron Samuelson

Ron Samuelson

Charles Mix Electric

Verdon Lamb

Verdon Lamb

Codington-Clark Electric

David Allen

David Allen

Dakota Energy

Gary Bachman

Gary Bachman

FEM Electric

Alan Vedvei

Alan Vedvei

Kingsbury Electric

Kermit Pearson

Kermit Pearson

Lake Region Electric

Galen Grant

Galen Grant

Lyon-Lincoln Electric

Mark Sumption

Mark Sumption

Northern Electric

Ken Gillaspie

Ken Gillaspie

Oahe Electric

Alan 'Whitey' Hinderman

Alan 'Whitey' Hinderman

Renville-Sibley Cooperative Power

Mark Rogen

Mark Rogen

Sioux Valley Energy

Les Mehlhaff

Les Mehlhaff

Southeastern Electric

Don Schurdevin

Don Schurdevin

Union County Electric

Darren Strasser

Darren Strasser

Whetstone Valley Electric

Ron Jorgenson

Ron Jorgenson

South Central Electric

Isabel Trobaugh

Isabel Trobaugh

City of Elk Point

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