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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

ECEC is governed by a nine-person Board of Directors elected by members to three-year terms. At each annual meeting, three directors are elected. If you have questions or concerns regarding your Cooperative, please contact your Board Representative.

Thomas W. Schwartz

1. Thomas W. Schwartz

Term expires 2023

Seymour, West of County Road UN, Eau Claire County; Hallie and Lafayette, Chippewa County, except land in District 2 and the Village of Lake Hallie

Michael Golat

2. Michael Golat

Term expires 2024

All Service Areas of the Cooperative within the City of Eau Claire and the City of Altoona.

Curt Williams

3. Curt Williams

Term expires 2025

Ludington, and Seymour, East of County Road UN, Eau Claire County; Sigel, including the Village of Cadott, Goetz and Edson, Chippewa County; and the Town of Butler, Clark County.

Thomas W. Schwartz

4. Judith A. Anibas

Secretary/Treasurer of the Board of Directors
Term expires 2024

Washington West of South Lowes Creek Road and Union, Eau Claire County; Spring Brook, Dunn county, except land in District 2

Joseph L. Becker

5. Joseph L. Becker

Term expires 2023

Brunswick and Drammen, Eau Claire County; Rock Creek, Dunn County; Albany, Pepin County; Naples, Buffalo County, except service area in District 2

Thomas W. Schwartz

6. Frank Neibauer

Term expires 2024

Pleasant Valley, Eau Claire County; Albion, Trempealeau County

Thomas W. Schwartz

7. Andrew Bourget

Vice Chair of the Board of Directors
Term expires 2025

Washington, East of South Lowes Creek Rd, North of Walnut Rd, and North of an Easterly extension of Walnut Rd to Mathwig Rd, and North of Mathwig Rd, Eau Claire County, except land in District 2

Thomas W. Schwartz

8. Jeffrey Frieburg

Term expires 2023

Lincoln, Clear Creek, Otter Creek, and Washington, South of Walnut Rd, South of Easterly extension of Walnut Rd to Mathwig Rd, and South of Mathwig Rd, Eau Claire County; Sumner & Unity, Trempealeau County.

Thomas W. Schwartz

9. Clarence L. Boettcher

Chair of the Board of Directors & Cooperative Vice-President
Term expires 2025

Wilson, Bridge Creek and Fairchild, Eau Claire County; Garfield, Cleveland and Northfield, Jackson County.

EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP TEAM

Monica Obrycki

Monica Obrycki

President & Chief Executive Officer

Dody Wubker

Dody Wubker

Chief Financial Officer

Patrick Bethke

Patrick Bethke

Operations Manager

Rob Weber

Rob Weber

Technology & Member Services Manager

Jeni Thorpe

Jeni Thorpe

Exec Assistant & HR Administrator

Taylor Skibba

Taylor Skibba

Marketing & Communications Coordinator

“What is the reason we can't organize our own electric co-op here in Eau Claire County?”
Past Chairman of the Board, Walter Roach; Board member 1938-1976

WE'VE BEEN AROUND FOR A WHILE

Interest in rural electrification arrived in Eau Claire County in 1938, just three years after President Roosevelt established the Rural Electrification Administration. As membership solicitors from the Trempealeau Electric Cooperative came door-to-door just a few miles from the city limits of Eau Claire, they sparked electrification interest in the Eau Claire community. Electricity providers refused to serve those outside the city limits, leaving many farmers anxious for energy.
When a solicitor came to the Walter Roach farm, he asked one question: "What's the reason we can't organize our own electric co-op here in Eau Claire County?" Roach's question prompted a group of like-minded individuals to explore the establishment of an electric cooperative. On March 10, 1938 ECEC held its first annual meeting. What followed were months of planning and construction until the evening of March 3, 1939 when the lights at the Walter and Otto Schumacher farm finally came on. And the rest, is history.