Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Johnnie Frie

Johnnie Frie, District 3

Johnnie has served as a board member for 22 years and has been a co-op member for 40 years with residential and irrigation service. Johnnie has an AA degree from Eastern Arizona College. He also has completed the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) Credentialed Cooperative Director (CCD) program in 1998 as well as the Board Leadership (BLC) program in 2000. He is retired from Duncan Unified School District as Director of Operations. Johnnie serves on the board of Southwest Transmission Cooperative. He has served on the boards of Hidalgo County Farm Bureau, Arizona Electric Power Cooperative, and National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, and is a member of the Lordsburg Elks and the Greenlee County Junior Livestock Association.

Tom Powers

Tom Powers, District 1

Tom has served as a board member for 15 years. He has been a co-op member for 38 years with residential and irrigation services. He has a BA degree from University of Arizona and a MA degree from Northern Arizona University. He earned NRECA's CCD certificate in 2001 and his BLC in 2014. Tom is the Greenlee County Superintendent of Schools and a former teacher and administrator. He serves as a director for Mt. Graham Safe House and has served as a director of Arizona Electric Power Cooperative. He has been a member of Arizona School Board Association, Arizona School Business Officials Assocation, Arizona Small and Rural Schools Assocation, Elks Lodge, Greenlee Search and Rescue, Greenlee County Cattle Growers, and he chairs the Morenci Lions Club Eye Conservation program.

Judy McKinley

Judy McKinley, District 1

Judy has been a board member for 8 years and co-op member for 28 years with residential service. Judy earned NRECA's CCD certificate in 2010. Judy is a retired  Deputy County Accessor; Certified Appraiser Levels I and II with the State of Arizona. Judy serves on the board of Arizona Electric Power Cooperative. She has been a member of the General Federation of Women's Clubs, International Association of Assessing Officers, Arizona Association of Counties, and the Greenlee County Junior Livestock Association.

Frank Downs

Frank Downs, District 2

Frank has been a board member for 5 years and has been a co-op member for 38 years with residential service. Frank has BA and MA degrees from the University of Arizona and he earned NRECA's CCD certificate in 2010. He is a retired school teacher and a partner in a family ranching business. Frank serves as President on the board of Grand Canyon State Electric Cooperative Association. He has served on the State Future Farmers of America Advisory board and the UofA Agricultural Education Advisory committee. Frank has been a member of the Arizona Vo-Ag Teachers' Assocation, Association for Career and Technical Education of Arizona, White Draw Natural Resource Conservation District, Greenlee County Farm Bureau, and the Safford Elks.

Vance Lee

Vance Lee, District 3

Vance has been a board member for 3 years and has been a cooperative member for 19 years with residential service. Vance has BA and MA degrees from Western New Mexico University. He is a retired school teacher and administrator. He has served as Hidalgo County Commissioner and on the Lordsburg Municipal School District board. He serves on the board of Grand Canyon State Electric Cooperative Association. Vance chairs the New Mexico Gila/San Francisco Water Commission Board. He has been a member of Hidalgo County Farm Bureau, Hidalgo County Cattle Growers, Masonic Lodge, and the New Mexico Activities Assocation.

Suzanne Menges

Suzanne Menges, District 1

Suzanne has been a board member for 5 years and a co-op member for 22 years with residential and commercial service. She has a BA degree from New Mexico State University, a MA degree from Northern Arizona University and a Ed.D from the University of Arizona. She earned NRECA's CCD certificate in 2012. Suzanne, a ranching partner and retired school administrator, is the owner of Black Hills Catering, LLC. She has served as state president and southwest regional director for cattlewomen associations. She serves as a director for Southeastern Arizona Community Action Program (SEACAP), Gila Valley Community Foundation, and the AZ Cattle Industry Research Foundation. Suzanne is also a member of Greenlee County Cattle Growers, National Cattleman Beef Association, American National Cattle Women, 4-H(Leader), Greenlee County Farm Bureau, Rotary Club International, and has served as  a CASA volunteer.

Leon Reynolds

Leon Reynolds, District 2

Leon was elected to the board in 2014. Previously, Leon had served for one term from 2002 to 2004. In total he has been a co-op member for 58 years at various cooperatives across Arizona and New Mexico with residential and irrigation services. Leon is a licensed real estate broker in New Mexico. He currently is a farmer in the Duncan valley. Leon is a member of the Farm Service Agency, a past board member of the New Model Canal, and is a member of the Greenlee County Extension Advisory Board.

Dustie Robinette

Dustie Robinette. District 2

Dustie was elected to the board in 2015. Dustie has been a cooperative member for 4 years with commercial service. She and her husband own and operate Town and Country Supply in Duncan. She has also worked as a paralegal and legal administrator. She has served as a representative to the South Eastern Arizona Governments Organization, as a board member of Duncan Athletic Booster Club, Vice-president of the Duncan PTA, as a member of Duncan Women's Club. Dustie also volunteers as Duncan High School Cheer Coach.