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: Rodney P. Snavely
Vice President: Michael P. Scherger
Secretary: Kevin E. Bishop
Treasurer: Steven J. Seitz
Kevin E. Bishop - District 1
3230 Orr Road
Bloomville, OH 44818
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. Married with one son, Bishop enjoys gardening and raising Dutch and New Zealand rabbits.
OCCUPATION: Supervisor/Analyst - Heat Treat, Timken Co., Bucyrus, OH
David S. Green - District 1
Mr. Green was elected in June 2018 to his first term. A graduate of the Buckeye Central school district, Green earned his bachelor’s degree in agriculture from The Ohio State University. Green is a Crawford County Farm Bureau member and a volunteer firefighter and EMT for Chatfield and New Washington.
OCCUPATION: Account officer at Ag Credit.
Dennis W. Schindler - District 2
5392 Township Road 51
Upper Sandusky, OH 43351
Mr. Schindler has been a North Central Electric trustee since 1984. He served as the board’s vice-president from 2005-2016. Schindler also 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. Schindler owns and lives on the farm his great-grandfather bought in 1867.
Steven J. Seitz - District 2
5703 County Highway 37
Upper Sandusky, OH 43351
Mr. Seitz was appointed to the North Central Electric Board of Trustees in 2014 and was elected to a second three-year term in 2019. He earned his Cooperative Credential Director certificate in 2016 and his Board Leadership certificate in 2019. He has served as the cooperative treasurer since 2016. Seitz serves as an elder of the Community Christian Center church and has been married to his wife, Sue, for over 47 years.
Nick W. Wagner IV - District 3
13257 East County Road 56
Attica, OH 44807
Mr. Wagner has served on the North Central Electric Board of Trustees since 2017. He earned his Cooperative Credential Director certificate from the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association in 2016. Wager enjoys reading in his time off.
OCCUPATION: Self-employed- Raises registered Angus cattle
Rodney P. Snavely - District 4
TRUSTEE / PRESIDENT
9409 East Township Road 138
Republic, OH 44867
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 North Central Electric on the Federated Energy Services Cooperative Board of Trustees.
OCCUPATION: Senior Manufacturing Engineer at Whirlpool in Clyde; Part-time grain farmer and maple syrup producer.
Ronald P. Frisch - District 5
2635 Township Road 86
Tiffin, OH 44883
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
Michael P. Scherger - District 6
TRUSTEE / VICE PRESIDENT
6254 West Township Road 154
Kansas, OH 44841
Mr. Scherger was elected to serve on the North Central Electric Board of Trustees in 2016. He earned his Credentialed Cooperative Director certificate in 2018. Married in 2004 to Jessica, they have three children. Scherger is a member of the Millersville St. Mary;s Church. He enjoys attending sporting events, fishing, golfing, and playing cards.
OCCUPATION: President of Scherger Farms Inc.
Duane E. Frankart - District 7
10481 West State Route 18
Fostoria, OH 44830
Mr. Frankart was elected to the North Central Electric Board of Trustees in 2001 and served as treasurer in March 2007. In 2012 Frankart was elected president. 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, currently serving as FESCO Chairman. Enjoys spending time with his family, fishing, and camping.