Thumb Electric Cooperative's Board of Directors.
Thumb Electric Cooperative Board of Directors
People just like you serve on the Thumb Electric Cooperative Board of Directors. Your electric cooperative is a democratically-controlled business. It doesn’t have stockholders, so the Board isn’t made up of the people who own the most shares and are looking for big returns on their investment. Your cooperative is governed by local people with your best interest and the cooperative’s best interest at heart. And they are elected by you, the Member.
One of the basic qualifications for serving on the board is you have to receive electric service within the district up for election – so that means all directors are members. These people are also active, community leaders representing the needs of their local constituents.
Thumb Electric Cooperative is governed by a board of nine directors elected from the membership at the annual meeting. TEC's bylaws require that 3 directors be elected to represent each county. At each annual meeting at least one director from each county is up for re-election. A nominating committee consisting of members is utilized to select a list of nominees prior to the annual meeting. Nominations can also be made by petition and from the floor. The cooperative’s bylaws contain exact details about director qualifications and the nomination/election process.
Name and Title
Huron County - District 1
Randall Dhyse, Treasurer
Port Austin, Caseville, Lake, Hume, Dwight, Huron, Chandler, Meade and Lincoln
Huron County - District 2
Bloomfield, Rubicon, Sigel, Sandbeach, Bingham, Paris, Sherman and East Sherman
Huron County - District 3
Beth McDonald, Secretary
Fair Haven, Winsor, Oliver, Colfax, Verona, Sebewaing, Brookfield, Grant and Sheridan
Sanilac County - District 1
Kim Nunn, Vice-President
Marion, Forester, Bridgehampton, Washington, Sanilac, Buel and Lexington
Sanilac County - District 2
Mike Briolat, Director
Greenleaf, Austin, Minden, Delaware (East & West), Evergreen, Argyle and Wheatland
Sanilac County - District 3
Duane Kursinsky, Director
Lamotte, Moore, Custer, Marlette, Elmer, Watertown, Elk and Speaker
Tuscola County - District 1
Louis Wenzlaff, President
Novesta, Wells, Kingston, Dayton and Koylton
Tuscola County - District 2
Jonathan Findlay, Director
Akron (Upper & Lower), Columbia, Elmwood, Elkland, Fairgrove, Almer, Ellington, Juniata and Indianfield
Tuscola County - District 3
Carl Cousins, Director
Vassar, Fremont, Arbella, Millington and Watertown