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Shaw Announces His Retirement After 48 years of service to his co-op, he's earned a break.


Cooperative board of trustees. After 48 years of service, he's certainly earned it.


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Shaw became a Kiamichi Electric board member on March 22, 1966. Over the years, he witnessed significant growth in his co-op, numerous technological improvements, and many hard-won battles in the state and federal arenas to protect the reliability and affordability of rural power.


A native of Jack Fork, Shaw familiarized himself with the rural roads of Pittsburg County as a high school student by serving as bus driver for Haileyville Public Schools. Following high school, Shaw served in the U.S. Army, and was stationed in Guam and Guadalcanal during WWII.


Dale Shaw, Kiamichi Electric trustee for 48 years, retired from the board in February 2014.


In 1947, he married Mildred Kindred. They lived and ranched in Buffalo Valley where they raised two children, Sharon and Rusty.


Dale Shaw and Richard Medlock, KEC trustees, at the old KEC office in the 1960s.


Dale Shaw's commitment to his co-op and steady leadership will be missed.


District Meetings Scheduled in August


Kiamichi Electric Cooperative members in Districts 2, 4, and 6 will meet on August 5 at 10 am to nominate candidates for the Kiamichi Electric board of trustees.


If you live in one of these districts, you will receive an official meeting notice in the mail. The notice will include the meeting date, time and locations, which are yet to be determined.


Kiamichi Electric bylaws include information on district meetings, election procedures, and trustee qualifications.


Kiamichi Electric service territory is divided into seven districts, with one trustee representing each district. The term of office is two years.


For more information on election procedures or trustee qualifications, please refer to your co-op bylaws.


For a copy of the Kiamichi Electric bylaws please contact Linda Baldwin, KEC executive secretary, at 800- 888-2731 or download a copy at www.kiamichielectric.org.


ale Shaw, District 1, recently announced his decision to retire from the Kiamichi Electric


Who to call at your co-op


Kiamichi Electric Cooperative is dedicated to providing excellent service for its members. The following employees are available to help you when you have questions regarding your electric service. Please call 800-888-2731 or 918-465-2338, or email questions to your co-op at support@kiamichielectric.org.





administration Jim Jackson, Chief Executive Officer Linda Baldwin, Executive Assistant Sharla Blackledge, Management Assistant


operations Bob Owens, Manager of Operations Tony Nixon, Manager of Construction Kevin Davis, Manager of Engineering


office services Crystal Butler, Chief Financial Officer Renae Taylor, Customer Service Supervisor Charlie Watkins, Chief Customer Service Representative Mandy Holy, Customer Service Representative Rashell Ward, Customer Service Representative Susan Conley, Customer Service Representative Jakiebeth Ben, Customer Service Representative Michael Cawley, Customer Service Representative


meter services Cindy Cockburn, AMR Systems Coordinator Brenda Saxon, Connects/Disconnects Rick Sheppard, Meter Technician


new services Jodie Miller, New Services Representative Wendy McCarley, New Services Assistant


accounting Kristi Vickers, Accountant Julie Guazdausky, Assistant Accountant


engineering Allen Littlejohn, Field Staking Technician Chris Alexander, Field Staking Technician


dispatching services Heather Ziverk, Dispatcher John Cook, Operations & Engineering Clerk


public relations/member relations (Includes Newsletter, Co-op Connections, Exede Internet, Energy Rebates, Safety, Youth, Energy Efficiency Programs and Operation Roundup) Todd Minshall, MR-PR Director


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