Meet Your Directors

CEC 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 CEC Board Members

Kenneth Durrett, Butler County

Ken Durrett

About Mr.Durrett

Mr. Durrett has been a CEC member since 1996 and has been on the board since 2009. 

Mr. Durrett can be contacted at kdurrett@central.coop or 717-404-9569. 

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Kenneth Etzel, Venango County, Board Vice President

Kenneth Etzel

About Mr. Etzel

Mr. Etzel has been a CEC member since 1973. He has been on the board since 2013 and currently serves as vice president. 

Mr. Etzel can be contacted at ketzel@central.coop or 814-673-2637. 

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Nancy Lendyak, Armstrong County, Board President

Nancy Lendyak

About Mrs. Lendyak

Mrs. Lendyak has been a CEC member since 1978. She has been on the board since 2014 and currently serves as board president. 

Mrs. Lendyak can be contacted at nlendyak@central.coop or 724-445-3508. 

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Althea Smith, Venango County, Board Secretary/Treasurer

Althea Smith

About Mrs. Smith

Mrs. Smith has been a CEC member since 1979 and has been on the board since 1995. She currently serves as secretary and treasurer of CEC's board and as CEC's PREA Director. 

Mrs. Smith can be contacted at asmith@central.coop or 814-354-2988. 

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Robert Smith, Butler County

Robert Smith

About Mr. Smith

Mr. Smith has been a CEC member since 2013. He has been on the board since 2019. 

Mr. Smith can be contacted at rsmith@central.coop or 724-524-0277. 

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Jody Weaver, Clarion County

Jody Weaver

About Mr. Weaver

Mr. Weaver has been a CEC member since 1976. He has been on the board since 2008. 

Mr. Weaver can be contacted at jweaver@central.coop or 814-354-2477. 

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Richard Weaver, Clarion County

Richard Weaver

About Mr. Weaver

Mr. Weaver has been a CEC member since 1978. He has been on the board since 1988 and currently serves as CEC's representative on the Allegheny Electric Cooperative board. 

Mr. Weaver can be contacted at jweaver@central.coop or 814-797-5207. 

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