Board Of Directors
|District 1 Map – Rod R. Jensen, Chairman. Rod R. Jensen has served on the Lower Valley Energy Board of Directors since 1992. Rod currently serves as the Vice Chairman and previously was Board Chairman and Secretary/Treasurer. Rod is a founder and President of the Bank of Star Valley and lives in Afton with his wife, Ileene. His past activities include Afton Utility Board, Director of SilverStar Communications, Inc., Afton Town Council Member, and Trustee at Star Valley Medical Center. Rod enjoys photography, hiking and fly-fishing.|
|District 7 Map – Linda Schmidt, Vice-Chairwoman. Linda Schmidt moved to Jackson in 1961. Linda retired in 2001 after being an employee of Lower Valley for over 29 years and was elected to the Board of Directors of Lower Valley Energy in 2002. She served as secretary for 7 years and currently serves as Chairman. Linda has represented LVE as a director on the board of Wyoming Rural Electric Association for 7 years. WREA consists of 11 electrical cooperative systems within Wyoming and 3 G&T systems located in North Dakota, Colorado and Utah. She served as President 2009-2011. Linda has served on the board of Teton County Housing Authority, Rotary Club of Jackson Hole and Pioneer Homestead. In the past she has been active in St. Johnʼs Hospital Auxiliary, Cowboy Joe Booster Club, Shelter Chef program at Community Safety Network, Sno-Devils, JH Ski Club and Cub Scouts. She is a member of St. Johnʼs Episcopal Church. Linda and her husband Eric live in Jackson.
|District 3 Map – Nancy Winters, Secretary/Treasurer. Nancy was elected to the LVE Board in 2009 after previously being selected by the Board to serve as an interim director. Currently she also represents LVE as a director on the board of the Idaho Consumer-Owned Utilities Association. ICUA advocates for public power interests of its members through collective action at state, regional and federal levels. At home, Nancy operates her graphics and advertising design business, serving both Jackson Hole and Star Valley for over 17 years. Her past activities include Rotary of Jackson Hole, Rotary Foundation Board, Jackson Citizen Mounted Police, Star Valley Chamber Member, Star Valley Land Trust Board, and Lincoln County’s Turning Point Board.|
|District 2 Map – Fred D. Brog. Fred D. Brog serves as Lower Valley’s representative to the Idaho Consumer-Owned Utilities Association. He is also a member of the Snake River Power Association Board, a Generation and Transmission cooperative serving all of Lower Valley. Fred serves as a board member of NCSC (a subsidiary of CFC), Lower Valley Energy’s National Cooperative Banking Board. Mr. Brog and his wife, Annie, ranch in Freedom, Wyoming. They produce agricultural crops and own a beef cattle operation. Fred received the prestigious Silver Beaver award for his many years of service with the Boy Scouts of America. He has been president of the local Farm Bureau organization, and is active in many other areas of his church and vocational endeavors. He enjoys being involved in community and political affairs. He is a certified ski instructor and enjoys skiing, snowmobiling and boating with his family.|
|District 4 Map – Ted Ladd. Ted practices and teaches entrepreneurship, focusing on high tech start-ups. He is also on the boards of Energy Conservation Works, the Wyoming Small Business Development Center, and Defy Ventures. He and his wife, Laura, live in Wilson.|
|District 5 Map – Dean S. Lewis. Dean S. Lewis was raised and educated in the State of Wyoming. He has worked in the electrical construction industry in Wyoming, Idaho, Illinois and Michigan since 1961. He is presently the President of Delcon, Inc., an electrical and mechanical contracting business. He is a past director of the Wyoming Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association and a present member of the Independent Electrical Contractors Association. Dean has served as a Director of Lower Valley Energy since 1984 and served seven years as the Board Secretary/Treasurer. Mr. Lewis currently represents Lower Valley Energy as a Director on the Wyoming Rural Electric Association Board, which consists of eleven electric cooperative systems within Wyoming.|
|District 6 Map – Peter Cook. Peter Cook has been a Lower Valley Board member since 1984 and represents Lower Valley Energy on the PRC board. Mr. Cook was raised and educated in Illinois, has received degrees in Business Administration and Engineering and served int he United States Army. In 1974 he and his wife, Jacque, moved to Jackson to open a restaurant. They have three children. Mr. Cook is associated with Wilson Lumber and Hardware, The Liquor Store, and The Stagecoach Bar and Restaurant. He currently serves on the Bank of Jackson Hole Board of Directors. Peter is also a long-standing member of Rotary Club of Jackson Hole. His past activities include trustee for the Community Entry Services (CES) Foundation, Teton Science School Board, Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce Board and the Jackson Volunteer Fire Department.|