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Board of Directors

CVEA is a nonprofit cooperative corporation owned by its members. The Board of Directors of the Cooperative is responsible for the overall management of the affairs of CVEA. The Board consists of eight directors (4 members from the Copper River Basin district and 4 members from the Valdez district). Directors are elected by the membership by mail balloting, with the results being reported at the Annual Meeting held by the Cooperative in each district, and are elected for staggered three-year terms.

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Lon Rake Board President Term: (2021)
Residence: Valdez,
Phone: (907) 835-8301 Email: lrake@cvtc.org Employment: Copper Valley Telecom CVEA Member: 2010 Director Since: 2012 Experience: Works as Plant Supervisor for CVTC in the Valdez District. Degree in Organizational Management and in Telecommunications Technology. Tested IBEW Journeyman. Worked for electrical and telecommunication utility companies since 1993. Six years USAF service. Community Involvement: Member of the Valdez Strategic Planning Committee (Utility and Military cells), Safety Officer for May Day Fly-In, Valdez High School wrestling and football.
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Mary Odden Board Vice President Term: (2020)
Residence: Nelchina,
Phone: (907) 822-3727 Email: fiddletunes@hotmail.com Employment: Self-Employed CVEA Member: 1983 Director Since: 2014 Experience: Owner/Publisher of Copper River Record newspaper from 2005-2010. Co-Operator of Snowshoe Heating since 2009. Editor, writer, and has worked as an aviation logistics coordinator for Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. Community Involvement: Member of Nelchina-Mendeltna Community Corporation for 26 years; served as President, Treasurer, Board Director, and on many committees. Was a member of the McGrath Fair Board a the Kuskokwim Valley Rescue Squad.
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Dan Stowe Board Secretary Term: (2019)
Residence: Valdez,
Phone: (907) 835-5040 Email: stowe@valdezak.net Employment: Retired CVEA Member: 1993 Director Since: 2010 Experience: 43 years Project Engineer and Project Manager with various oil companies, Degree in Geological/Petroleum Engineering, 3 Years CVEA Board of Directors, Certified Cooperative Director. Community Involvement: Elk's Lodge for 15 years.
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Will Stark Board Treasurer Term: (2021)
Residence: Valdez,
Phone: (907) 834-4815/835-3532 Email: wstark@fnbalaska.com Employment: Branch Manager/Vice President First National Bank Alaska. CVEA Member: 1999 Director Since: 2012 Experience: Branch Manager/Vice President First National Bank Alaska, Master's of Business Administration UAF 2003. Community Involvement: Valdez Rotary Club, United Way of Valdez, Junior Achievement, Board member of World Extreme Skiing Championships, Valdez Fish Derbies Board of Directors.
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Brad Honerlaw Director Term: (2019)
Residence: Glennallen,
Phone: (907) 822-5816 Email: tuckerbone1@yahoo.com Employment: Park Ranger, NPS-Wrangell St. Elias National Park. CVEA Member: 2006 Director Since: 2016 Experience: Border Patrol, BLM, Fish and Wildlife, and National Park Service for 19 years. Community Involvement: Parent Coordinator for Kluti Kaah Rural Cap Headstart Parent Committee.
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Paul Kildal Director Term: (2021)
Residence: Glennallen,
Phone: (907) 822-3643/259-4862 Email: pu_gykildal@cvinternet.net Employment: Crowley Petroleum CVEA Member: 1973 Director Since: 2011 Experience: CVEA Board of Directors, Crowley Petroleum, Manager, Crowley Petroleum.
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Jeff Saxe Director Term: (2021)
Residence: Valdez,
Phone: (907) 835-2633 Email: heidelberg@cvea.org Employment: Owner/Operator of Eagles Rest RV Park, Capt'n Joe's Gas & CJ's Tesoro CVEA Member: 1991 Director Since: 2005 Experience: Owner/Operator of Eagles Rest RV Park since 1991, Capt'n Joe's Gas since 1993, and CJ's Tesoro since 1995. City of Valdez since 1991, Snow Removal Crew. Community Involvement: Eagles Lodge, Valdez Snowmachine Club Director.
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Fred Williams Director Term: (2019)
Residence: Copper Center,

Phone: (907) 822-3922 Employment: Retired CVEA Member: 1971 Director Since: 1971 Experience: Retired from Alaska Fish and Game. Community Involvement: Copper Valley Historical Society, Copper Valley Museum Volunteer, Copper Valley Visitors Center Volunteer, Fish and Game Advisory Committee, Recycling Our Areas Resources Volunteer.