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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.

Director Policies-2019

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Paul Kildal
President, 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. Community Involvement:
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Will Stark
Vice President, 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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Dan Stowe
Secretary, Term: (2022)
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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Yvette Delaquito
Treasurer, Term: (2022)
Residence: Copper Center/Lake Louise,
Phone: 907-830-2485 Email: ydelaquito@gmail.com Employment: Northern Adjusters, Inc./Business Owner Lake Louise Lodge CVEA Member: 2.5 years Director Since: 2019 Experience: Claims examiner, claims adjuster, owner/operator of Lake Louise Lodge, community grant writing, issues of finance Community Involvement: Louise Susitna Tyone Community Association Director and Treasurer, Copper River Wrestling Booster Club, Mat-Su Borough first responder, Glennallen Schools volunteer
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Lon Rake
Director, 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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Jeff Saxe
Director, Term: (2020)
Residence: Valdez,
Phone: (907) 835-2633 Email: heidelberg@cvea.org Employment: Owner/Operator of Eagles Rest RV Park CVEA Member: 1991 Director Since: 2005 Experience: Owner/Operator of Eagles Rest RV Park since 1991, Past owner/operator of 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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Mark Shorten
Director, Term: (2020)
Residence: Glennallen,
Phone: 907-822-5767 Employment: Self Employed, past employment at CVTelecom for 11 years CVEA Member: 23 Director Since: 2019 Experience: Strong construction background, IBEW tested Journeyman Lineman, management and leadership positions, logging, welding/fabrication, gold mining Community Involvement: CV Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors (2013 and current)
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Fred Williams
Director, Term: (2022)
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.