Mt.Wheeler Power's Board of Directors
Meet Your Board of Directors
BOARD OF DIRECTOR OFFICERS
Rick Hendrix, President
Ron Niman, Vice-President
Ron Miller, Secretary
Sandy Green, Treasurer
Unless announced otherwise, Mt. Wheeler Power's board meeting are held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Mt. Wheeler Power's main office in Ely
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Board of Directors Biographies
DISTRICT 1 DIRECTOR, RON MILLER (Secretary)
I am a long time resident of Nevada, graduating from Ruth grade school and later White Pine High School. Immediately after graduating, I enlisted and served in the military for three years. I returned home and took a job working for Kennecott Copper for 6 years. Shortly after leaving, Mt Wheeler Power became a cooperative and he began working in the office. He retired from Mt Wheeler Power on January 1st, 2001, I feel my 30+ years of experience has provided me something to offer the cooperative.
DISTRICT 2- MARY KERNER (2018)
As a Rural Nevadan, born and raised, I have always had a great sense of community pride and the importance of volunteerism. I reside in Ely with my husband, Curtis (retired US Navy 20 yrs, currently a sergeant at Ely State Prison) and my 5 children; however, I have only one left at home. For the last 14 years I have worked for the Rural Nevada Development Corporation (RNDC, a private non-profit headquartered in Ely. Though work I am certified by the National Development Council as an Economic Development Finance Professional, as I am responsible for administering non-traditional small business loans all over the state. Even though I have served on many boards including WPC School District, I also report to a board at RNDC giving me a well-rounded perspective on both sides of the board table.
DISTRICT 3 DIRECTOR, Robert "Bob" Pratt (2017)
I have been a resident of White Pine County, Nevada for most of my life. I graduated from White Pine County High School, the university of Utah and M.I.T. Following high school, I spent 3 years in the army during the Korean War. For the next 31 years Kennecott was my home.
DISTRICT 4 DIRECTOR, CATHERINE BAKERIC (2018)
I have lived in Ely for the past 22 years. I bring my skills and experience in management, finance, banking, investing.grant management, economic development and customer service to my role on the Mt. Wheeler Power Board. My years of experience have taught me to listen and act on behalf of the people I represent. White Pine County is my home and I love this community. I am fully invested in helping White Pine County thrive in the future.
DISTRICT 5 DIRECTOR, RICK HENDRIX (PRESIDENT)
I am lifelong resident of White Pine County. I have worked in numerous capacities in the electrical field at various mines throughout White Pine County. I am currently employed as the Electrical and Instrumentation Superintendent at Robinson Nevada Mining Company.
DISTRICT 6 DIRECTOR, JERALD ANDERSON (2004)
I have over 20 years of experience in the construction industry and currently operate the West Side Ranch in Snake Valley. I hold two Bachelors Degrees from the University of Utah, one in Physics and the other in Accounting.
DISTRICT 7 DIRECTOR, SANDRA L. GREEN (2008) (TREASURER)
Sandra has been a resident of Eureka County for over 35 years and became the new Board Director for District 7 in 2008. Sandra is currently the Program Director of the 21st Century Community Learning Center/Eureka County School District After School Program, volunteer director for Start 2 Finish, Inc., chairman of the DaKaDoiyabe Resource Conservation District, Eureka County Rodent Board member and is an Advisory Board Member for the UNR Cooperative Extension.
DISTRICT 8 DIRECTOR, WADE ROBISON (2018)
As a life long resident of White Pine County I feel fortunate to live in our community. I have and will continue to put my heart and soul into maintaining and improving the quality of life for us all. I bring to this position over 26 years experience as a business owner and the challenges that face small businesses as well as being a valuable representitive for the concerns of homeowners.
DISTRICT 9 DIRECTOR, RON NIMAN (2017)
I am a lifelong resident of White Pine County. I have had the opportunity in our community to be employed by small businesses such as Al's Shell Station, Northern Nevada Distributing, Peraldo Distributing and Kennecott Copper Corporation as a diesel mechanic, White Pine County Sheriff's department and for the 7th Judicial Juvenile Department. I further had the privilege of serving as Justice of the Peace for White Pine County for 27 years. I have been involved with submitting or making budgets although not large, however, important to the people. I have been involved with different committees in making decisions and listening and working on making decisions that is in the best interest of the people.