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Board of Trustees

The service area of North Central Electric is divided into seven districts, each with a member elected representative. Each district has one elected candidate to represent all the members of that district for a term of three years. Due to the large number of members in both Crawford and Wyandot counties, two trustees are elected from both District 1 and District 2. Board district map and district descriptions.

Members wanting to vie for the cooperative's board of trustees must submit a nominating petition bearing at least 25 member signatures from their respective districts. A maximum of two candidates per district can appear on the official ballot. Should more than two district candidates submit nominating petitions, a runoff district-wide election will be conducted in April. The two candidates receiving the highest number of votes in the district will have their names placed on the official ballot. The entire membership votes on candidates through mail/electronic ballot before the annual meeting. Results of the election will be announced at the annual meeting in June. View the trustee nomination and election schedule.

The Board of Trustees meets monthly. They are responsible for setting the cooperative's policies and rates, approving contracts and regularly review the operating performance of the cooperative and its appointed management. As representatives of the rural community, they communicate the interests of the cooperative's membership.

President: Duane E. Frankart 
Vice President:  Rodney P. Snavely 
Secretary: Kevin E. Bishop

Treasurer:  Steven J. Seitz

 

District 1

TRUSTEE/SECRETARY:
Kevin E. Bishop
3230 Orr Road
Bloomville, OH 44818
Phone: 419-988-3251
E-mail: dkbishop@embarqmail.com

Mr. Bishop was elected to serve on the North Central Electric Board of Trustees in 2005. He earned his Credentialed Cooperative Director certificate from the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association in 2008; Board Leadership Certificate in 2012 and Director Gold Credential in 2016. He was elected board secretary in 2016. He represents NCE on the Federated Energy Services Cooperative Board of Trustees, the management and shared services cooperative formed in 1998 with Lorain-Medina Rural Electric Cooperative of Wellington, Ohio in Lorain County.
OCCUPATION: Sr. Process Analyst - Heat Treat, Timken Co., Bucyrus, OH


TRUSTEE:
David S. Green

Phone: 
E-mail: 
Mr. Green was elected in June 2018 to his first term.  
OCCUPATION: Account officer of Ag Credit

 

District 2


TRUSTEE:
Dennis W. Schindler
5392 Township Road 51
Upper Sandusky, OH 43351
Phone: 419-294-1702
E-mail: denny@udata.com

Mr. Schindler has been a North Central Electric trustee since 1984. He served as the board’s vice-president from 2005-2016. Mr. Schindler represents North Central Electric as a trustee on the Ohio Rural Electric Cooperative Board of Directors. He earned his Credentialed Cooperative Director certificate through the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association in 2005, Board Leadership Certificate in 2009 and Director Gold Certificate in 2016.
OCCUPATION: Retired buyer, Guardian Industries, Upper Sandusky, OH; Self-employed farmer, Crane Township


TRUSTEE/TREASURER:
Steven J. Seitz
5703 County Highway 37
Upper Sandusky, OH 43351
Phone: 419-310-2082
E-mail: stvseitz10@gmail.com

Mr. Seitz was appointed to the North Central Electric Board of Trustees in 2014 and elected to a three-year term in 2015. He earned his Cooperative Credential Director certificate from the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association in 2016. He has been a Wyandot County Commissioner since 2010. He has been the cooperative treasurer since 2016.  
OCCUPATION: Wyandot County Commissioner, Wyandot, OH

 

District 3


TRUSTEE:
Nick W. Wagner IV
13257 East County Road 56
Attica, OH 44807
E-mail: nick@wagnerangus.com

Mr. Wagner was elected to his second, three-year term on the North Central Electric Board of Trustees in 2017. . He earned his Cooperative Credential Director certificate from the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association in 2016
OCCUPATION: Raises registered Angus cattle and has been a self-employed mechanic for five years

 

District 4

TRUSTEE / VICE PRESIDENT:
Rodney P. Snavely
9409 East Township Road 138
Republic, OH 44867
Phone: 419-639-2869
E-mail: rsnavely@bright.net

Mr. Snavely was elected to the North Central Electric Board of Trustees in 2001. In 2005, he earned his Credentialed Cooperative Director certificate through the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, Board Leadership Certificate in 2010 and Director Gold Certificate in 2016. He was elected treasurer of the board in 2012 before assuming the duties of vice-president in 2016. He represents NCE on the Federated Energy Services Cooperative Board of Trustees, the management and shared services cooperative formed in 1998 with Lorain-Medina Rural Electric Cooperative of Wellington, Ohio in Lorain County.
OCCUPATION: Engineering manager, Mataltek, Sandusky, OH; Part-time grain farmer and produces maple syrup.

 

District 5


TRUSTEE:
Ronald P. Frisch
2635 Township Road 86
Tiffin, OH 44883
Phone: 419-448-0903
E-mail: paf21754@aol.com

Mr. Frisch was elected to serve on the North Central Electric Board of Trustees in 2007. In 2010, he earned his Credentialed Cooperative Director certificate and his Board Leadership Certificate in 2013 from the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association.
OCCUPATION: Full-time farmer since 1973, grain and cattle

 

District 6

TRUSTEE: 
Michael P. Scherger
6254 West Township Road 154
Kansas, OH 44841
Phone: 419-934-3394 
E-mail: schergerfarms@schergerfarmsinc.com

Mr. Scherger was elected to serve on the North Central Electric Board of Trustees in 2016.
OCCUPATION: Vice President of Scherger Farms Inc.

 

 

District 7

TRUSTEE / PRESIDENT:
Duane E. Frankart
10481 West State Route 18
Fostoria, OH 44830
Phone: 419-937-1156
E-mail: reeldreams@bright.net

Mr. Frankart was elected to the North Central Electric Board of Trustees in 2001 and was named treasurer in March 2007. In 2012 Frankart was elected president. He represents North Central Electric on the Federated Energy Services Cooperative Board of Trustees. In 2005, he earned his Credentialed Cooperative Director certificate from the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, his Board Leadership Certificate in 2007 and Director Gold Credential in 2016. He represents NCE on the Federated Energy Services Cooperative (FESCO) Board of Trustees, the management and shared services cooperative formed in 1998 with Lorain-Medina Rural Electric Cooperative of Wellington, Ohio in Lorain County. He is currently serving as the FESCO Chairman. 
OCCUPATION: Retired midnight shift manager, Atlas Crankshaft (Cummins Engine)

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