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Meet Your Directors

link to information on running for the boardCEC is governed by a democratically elected, eight member Board of Directors who are local residents and members of CEC.

They are your Board of Directors, elected from and by the membership to oversee the operations of your cooperative and work collectively to represent the best interests of their fellow members. Each director lives in one of the seven counties that make up CEC’s service territory, and each director represents all CEC members.

The eight positions are elected on a rotating basis for four-year terms.




Current Board Members


Kenneth D. Durrett



Kenneth D. Etzel

  • Contact at or 814-673-2637. 
  • Joined the board in 2013.
  • Represents Venango County.

    Currently serves as vice president. 
  • CEC member since 1973.
  • Has a Director Gold Cooperative Certificate from NRECA signifying he has earned all possible director accreditations.
  • Retired Franklin Area High School Mathematics Teacher with a Bachelor's Degree and Master's Equivalency.
  • Serves on the Zoning Hearing Board and the Vacancy Board of Cranberry Township of Venango County.
  • Runs a hobby farm.



Nancy Lendyak

  • Contact at or 724-445-3508. 
  • Joined the board in 2014.
  • Represents Armstrong County.
  • Currently serves as board president. 

    CEC member since 1978.
  • Retired from Karns City High school.
  • Has a bachelor's degree and a master's equivalency from Clarion University.
  • 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. 




Althea Smith

  • Retired from Venus Telephone Company.





Robert W. Smith


  • Represents Butler County. 


  • CEC member since 2013. 


  • Has Bachelor Degrees in Chemistry and Business from California University of Pennsylvania. 


  • Retired from MRC Global (an industrial equipment supplier) where he was the Global Director for the quality department.  


  • Moved to the area from Charleston, West Virginia in 2013 to be near to their only daughter Heather, husband Bob Hensel, and their one grandchild Peyton.




Jody P. Weaver

  • Contact at or 814-354-2477. 
  • Joined the board in 2008.
  • Represents Clarion County.
  • CEC member since 1976.
  • Has a Director Gold Cooperative Certificate from NRECA signifying he has earned all possible director accreditations.

  • Retired as the senior loan officer and assistant vice president at the First United National Bank in Fryburg after 43 years.
  • Continues to serve on the banks' board of directors.



Richard Weaver



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