Mt.Wheeler Power's Board of Directors
Meet Your Board of Directors
Rick Hendrix, President
Ron Niman, Vice-President
Ron Miller, Secretary
Mary Kerner, 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
The next meeting of the Board of Directors is scheduled for Tuesday, March 16, 2021, at 9:00 a.m.
To obtain a copy of the upcoming agenda, Click Here (available 7 days prior to the meeting date)
DISTRICT 1 - DIRECTOR, RON MILLER
DISTRICT 1 DIRECTOR, RON MILLER (2011) (Secretary)
Ron is a long-time resident of Nevada, graduating from Ruth Grade School and later White Pine High School. Immediately after graduating he enlisted and served for three years in the military. Returning home, he took a job working for Kennecott Copper for six years. Shortly after Mt. Wheeler Power became a cooperative, he began working in the office. Later he transferred to the line crew. He earned his lineman certificate and eventually became a line foreman. He retired from Mt. Wheeler Power in January of 2001. His 30-plus yeas of experience has provided him something to offer the cooperative. Since becoming a director, he has completed 136 hours of continuing education to help him do his job.
DISTRICT 2 - MARY KERNER
DISTRICT 2- MARY KERNER (2018)
Mary is a Navy wife. Along with her husband, they raised five children in White Pine County, two of which served in the Navy. They are actively involved in the community. Mary is CEO for the Rural Nevada Development Corporation. Her education includes a bachelor's degree in business administration from Colorado Tech University. She received her certified public officials certificate from UNR. She recently earned her Credentialed Directors Certificate from the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association. She loves to learn and to serve and has always had a great sense of community pride. Being on the board here reinforces that pride.
DISTRICT 3 - DIRECTOR, ROBERT "BOB" PRATT
Robert "Bob" Pratt
DISTRICT 3 DIRECTOR, Robert "Bob" Pratt (2017)
Bob has been a resident of White Pine County for most of his life. He graduated from White Pine High School, the University of Utah and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Following high school he spent 3 years in the Army during the Korean War. For the next 31 years Kennecott was home.
DISTRICT 4 - DIRECTOR, CATHERINE BAKARIC
DISTRICT 4 DIRECTOR, CATHERINE BAKARIC (2018)
Catherine has lived in Ely the past 22 years. She brings skills and experience in management, finance, banking, investing, grant management, economic development and customer service to her role on the Mt. Wheeler Power board. Her years of experience has taught her to listen and act on behalf of the people. White Pine County is home. She loves this community and is fully invested in helping White Pine County thrive.
DISTRICT 5 - DIRECTOR, RICK HENDRIX
DISTRICT 5 DIRECTOR, RICK HENDRIX (2010) (PRESIDENT)
Rick is a lifelong resident of White Pine County. He has worked in numerous capacities in the electrical field at various mines throughout White Pine County. Currently retired and living in Lund, Nevada.
DISTRICT 6 - DIRECTOR, JERALD ANDERSON
DISTRICT 6 DIRECTOR, JERALD ANDERSON (2004)
Jerald has lived in Snake Valley since 1996, farming and serving as a local representative in the groundwater issues facing the Snake and Spring Valleys. He has degrees in physics and accounting and worked for more than 20 years in project management on large construction and environmental remediation projects using computerized scheduling and cost control systems.
DISTRICT 7 - DIRECTOR, MARTIN PLASKETT
DISTRICT 7-MARTIN PLASKETT (2020)
Marty is a life-long resident of Diamond Valley and a second-generation owner of the family farm. His education includes a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a minor in economics from St. Mary’s College. Along with his wife Nancy, they have two children that are both out of college. It would be a privilege to serve on the Mt. Wheeler board that has provided affordable power to a large service area. I feel it continues to adapt to changes in regulations and provide member services efficiently.
DISTRICT 8 - WADE ROBISON
DISTRICT 8 DIRECTOR, WADE ROBISON (2018)
Wade is a lifelong resident of White Pine County who feels fortunate to live in the community and is dedicated to maintaining and improving the quality of life for everyone. He brings to this position over 26 years' experience as a business owner and the challenges that face small businesses, as well as being a valuable representative for the concerns of homeowners.
DISTRICT 9-DIRECTOR RON NIMAN
DISTRICT 9 DIRECTOR, RON NIMAN (2017)
Ron is a lifelong resident of White Pine County who enjoyed the opportunity to work for several small businesses in the community, the White Pine County Sheriff's department and for the 7th Judicial Juvenile Department. He served as Justice of the Peace for White Pine County for 27 years. His education includes a 8,000-hour apprenticeship with Kennecott Copper Corporation, Six years' service with the Nevada National Guard's 72nd Military Police Company and numerous hours of courses in the justice field. He has seen the power cooperative grow from Ely Light and Power into Mt. Wheeler Power Cooperative. He has enjoyed serving on the board since 2017.