Board of Directors
Below is information on our board of directors, representing our seven-county service area.
Mrs. Lendyak has been a Central Electric member since 1978, and was elected to the board of directors in 2014. Nancy is retired from Karns City High school. She has a bachelor's degree and a master's equivalency from Clarion University. In addition to the CEC board she serves as a Clarion University Alumni Board director, Morgan Scholarship trustee, Chicora Area Salvation Army Red Kettle volunteer and Wreaths Across America PA ambassador to Arlington Cemetery.
Kenneth D. Durrett
Mr. Durrett has been a Central Electric member since 1996 and has served on the board of directors since June of 2009. He serves as vice president on the board. Ken has over 25 years of business experience, having held senior level finance and chief operating executive positions with various distribution and retail companies. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Financial Executives International.
William J. Eichner
Mr. Eichner has been a Central Electric member since 1970. He retired from Sisters of Divine Providence, as director of buildings and grounds, after 40 years of service. Prior to his position as director Bill served in the Vietnam War as a helicopter pilot. He owns and operates a farm in Eau Claire with his wife Amelia. They have three daughters, Theresa, Toni and Anne; and four grandchildren, Sam, Madi, Alex and Michael.
Jody P. Weaver
Mr. Weaver has been a Central Electric member since 1976 and was appointed to the board in 2008. He was then elected by the membership in 2009. He serves as president on the board. Jody retired as the senior loan officer and assistant vice president at the First United National Bank in Fryburg after 43 years. He continues to serve on the banks' board of directors.
Mr. Weaver has been a Central Electric member since 1978, and has served on the board of directors since 1988. He serves as Central Electric’s representative on the Allegheny Electric Cooperative Board. Mr. Weaver owns and operates Weaver Excavating and Sewage Systems.
Bette D. Walters
Mrs. Walters has been a Central Electric member since 1977, and has served on the board of directors since 1988. She is retired from the Penn State University Cooperative Extension. She obtained a bachelor’s degree in home economics from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a master’s degree in communications from Clarion University of Pennsylvania.
Kenneth D. Etzel
Mr. Etzel has been a Central Electric member since 1973, and was elected to the board of directors in 2013. He is a retired Franklin Area High School Mathematics Teacher with a Bachelor's Degree and Master's Equivalency. He also serves on the Cranberry Township Planning Commission and runs a hobby farm.
Mrs. Smith has been a Central Electric member since 1979, and has served on the board of directors since 1995. She serves as secretary and treasurer to the board and as Central Electric’s Pennsylvania Rural Electric Association (PREA) Director. She is retired from Venus Telephone Corporation.