Board of Directors

People just like you serve on the South Plains 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. The Cooperative’s Bylaws contain exact details about director qualifications and the nomination/election process.

Elections are held annually and the first call for nominations is published in the May issue of Texas Co-op Power magazine. If you are interested in a board position and want more information, please call Dianne Hewett at (806) 775-7856 or email her at dhewett@spec.coop.

Tommy Joines

Tommy Joines

District 1, President- Tommy Joines, from Cotton Center, is a Wilson High School graduate. He has been a farmer for 68 years. Tommy is married to Beverly, and they have two daughters, Robin Heath and Karen Weaver, six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Tommy has served on the South Plains Electric Cooperative Board for 38 years and on the Golden Spread Electric Cooperative Board for 32 years. In addition to his Co-op service, Tommy is a board member for Cotton Center Water Department and he and Beverly are members of the First Baptist Church in Cotton Center. His term expires in 2019.
 

Danny Stanton

Danny Stanton

District 2, Assistant Secretary-Treasurer- Danny Stanton, from Shallowater, graduated Shallowater High School and South Plains College, with an associate’s degree in agriculture and applied sciences. He has been a farmer for 45 years. Danny is married to Sherry, and they have three children, Hollie, Dan and Craig, and five grandchildren. Danny has served on the South Plains Electric Cooperative Board for 27 years, is a Credentialed Cooperative Director as certified by NRECA and has successfully completed courses on Director Duties and Liabilities, Understanding Financial Planning and Understanding the Electric Business. He has also served on the Lubbock County Farm Bureau Board, the Shallowater Co-op Gin Board, the Citizens Co-op Gin Board and the PYCO Industries Advisory Board. His term expires in 2019.

 

Rynn Truett

Rynn Truett

District 3- Rynn Truett, from Idalou, graduated Idalou High School and is a graduate of Texas Tech University with a bachelor of science in human sciences. He is semi-retired after farming for 38 years. Rynn is married to Jane, and they have two sons and daughters-in-law. Rynn has served on the South Plains Electric Cooperative Board for three years and is a Credentialed Cooperative Director as certified by NRECA. Additionally, Rynn has served on the Cooperative Member Services Board, the High Plains Underground Water District Board and the Idalou School Board. He has also served on committees for the High Plains Underground Water District, the F.S.A. County Committee, Lubbock County Farm Bureau and the Idalou Stock Show Committee. The Truetts are members of the Idalou First Baptist Church. His term expires in 2018.

Marvin Schoepf

Marvin Schoepf

District 4- Marvin Schoepf, from Lorenzo, graduated Lorenzo High School. He farmed 5,500 acres in western Crosby County for over 50 years and is now retired. Marvin’s wife of 59 years is Loreeta, and they have three children, Mark, Bryan and Janet, and three grandchildren, who are all members of South Plains Electric Cooperative. Marvin has served on the South Plains Electric Cooperative Board for 26 years, is a Credentialed Cooperative Director as certified by NRECA and participates in additional training from the national and statewide associations. In addition, Marvin has served as a committeeman with the High Plains Underground Water District for 12 years and with Crosby County USDA/ASC for eight years.  He also served as the past director with Pleasant Hill Co-op Gin for 27 years. The Schoepfs are members of the First Baptist Church of Lorenzo. His term expires in 2020.

Bobby Richey

Bobby Richey

District 5, Secretary-Treasurer- Bobby Richey, from Wolfforth, is a Seminole High School graduate. He has been farming in the Wolfforth area since 1960. Bobby is married to Anne and has served on the South Plains Electric Cooperative Board for 37 years. He served as assistant secretary-treasurer for 28 years and as secretary-treasurer for six years. In addition to his Co-op service, Bobby served on the Frenship School Board for 13 years and was a member of the Lubbock Police Advisory Board. He was also an officer for the Young Farmers organization for two years. The Richeys are members of the First United Methodist Church in Wolfforth. His term expires in 2018.

David Gossett

David Gossett

District 6- David Gossett, from Slaton, is a Slaton High School graduate and attended West Texas State University and Texas Tech University. He is a farmer and an agriculture chemical dealer. David is married to Kathy and they have two grown children. David has served on the South Plains Electric Cooperative Board for three years and is a Credentialed Cooperative Director as certified by NRECA. He has also served on the Slaton ISD Board of Trustees for 16 years and served as board chairman for 13 years. David served on the Slaton Co-op Gin Board for more than 20 years and is currently serving as board chairman. The Gossetts are members of the First Baptist Church of Slaton where David serves as a deacon. His term expires in 2020.

R.D. McCallister

District 7, Vice President- R.D. McCallister, from Acuff, is a Roosevelt High School graduate and attended Texas Tech University. He retired after farming for 52 years and selling insurance for 32 years, though he still works part-time for Germania Insurance. R.D. is married to LaHonda and they have three children and eight grandchildren. R.D. has served on the South Plains Electric Cooperative Board for 50 years. He has 48 years of service as either president or vice president of the board and is a Credentialed Cooperative Director as certified by NRECA. Additionally, R.D. served on the Acuff Co-op Gin Board and the Farmers Co-op Compress Board. The McCallisters are members of Canyon United Methodist Church where R.D. serves as chairman of finance. His term expires in 2018.

Benny Nixon

Benny Nixon

District 8- Benny Nixon, from Lubbock, graduated Cotton Center High School and is a graduate of Texas Tech University with a bachelor of business administration. He owns Commercial Property Services and has been involved in commercial real estate for 40 years. Benny is married to Vicki and they have three children. Benny has served on the South Plains Electric Cooperative Board for 31 years and has successfully completed National Rural Electric Cooperative Association courses. In addition to his Co-op service, Benny is a member of the Texas Tech University System Chancellor’s Council, the Red Raider Club and the Texas Tech Alumni Association, and he is a past member of the Texas Tech Athletic Council and Southwest Lubbock Rotary. He is a graduate of Leadership Lubbock. The Nixons are members of the First Baptist Church. His term expires in 2019.

Glenn Jones

Glenn Jones

District 9- Glenn Jones, from Spur, is a Crosbyton High School graduate. He is a rancher and retired from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Glenn is married to Leanora and they have two children. Glenn served 17 years on the former Dickens Electric Cooperative Board as vice president. Since Dickens EC merged with South Plains Electric Cooperative in 1999, Glenn has continued to serve the membership on the board. He is a Credentialed Cooperative Director as certified by NRECA and has his NRECA Board Leadership Certificate. He has also served on the Brazos Electric Cooperative Board for over 17 years and served on the San Miguel Electric Cooperative Board. The Joneses are members of the Crosbyton Church of Christ. His term expires in 2020.

Scott Martin

Scott Martin

District 10- Scott Martin, from Spur, graduated Plano East Senior High School and Texas Tech University with a bachelor of science in agricultural and applied economics and general business administration. He is a farm and ranch owner of 20 years, as well as a cattle and farm equipment inspector and appraiser, and co-owner of DC Auto in Spur. Scott is married to Lisa and they have one daughter, Tristen. Scott has served on the South Plains Electric Cooperative Board for two years and is a Credentialed Cooperative Director as certified by NRECA. He was a member of the Spur Volunteer Fire Department and is currently a member of the Dickens County Junior Livestock Show Committee, the Dickens County 4-H Horse Club Committee and the Texas Tech Alumni Association. The Martins are members of the Spur Church of Christ. His term expires in 2019.

Larry Browning

Larry Browning

District 11- Larry Browning, from Childress, graduated Childress High School and Tarleton State University with a bachelor of science in agriculture. He is a rancher. Larry is married to Lesa and they have two daughters, Amanda and Emily. Larry has served on the South Plains Electric Cooperative Board for nine years. In addition to his Co-op service, Larry is a past member of the Childress ISD School Board, has served and organized Ag Day on the Childress County Ag Committee, is involved with 4-H and FFA and has served as an adult horse judging team leader. The Brownings are members of the First Baptist Church of Childress. His term expires in 2020.

Ken Harris

Ken Harris

District 12- Ken Harris, from Kirkland, is a Quanah High School graduate and attended West Texas State University. He has been a self-employed farmer for 46 years. Ken is married Brenda and they have three children, Shane, Ronda and Lisa. His son Shane and grandson Kolton are involved in the farming operation. Prior to moving back to the farm, Ken was a retail store manager for Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company. Ken has served on the South Plains Electric Cooperative Board for 25 years and is a past director and president of the former Gate City Electric Cooperative. Additionally, Ken is a former director and president for Childress County Farm Bureau and past trustee for Childress ISD. He is currently serving as a Childress Farmers Co-op Gin director and serves on the Cottle County Farm Service Agency committee. The Harrises are members of the First Baptist Church. His term expires in 2018.

Dale Ancell

Dale Ancell

Executive Vice-President / General Manager