Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Grand Electric is governed by a nine-person board of directors. These directors are elected by the consumer-owners of the cooperative at the annual meeting each June. Directors are elected to three-year terms. Directors, who represent specific director districts, meet monthly to set policies and give direction to management in operating the electric cooperative.

Electric cooperatives like Grand Electric Cooperative are unique because the users of the cooperative's energy are also the owners of the business. Anyone who receives electricity from the cooperative is eligible to serve on the cooperative's board of directors.

To contact the officers or board of directors, please contact the Bison office at

605-244-5211 or 1-800-592-1803

President: John Long, Red Owl

Vice President: Ross Kopren, Prairie City

Treasurer: Maxine Rasmussen, Camp Crook

Secretary: Sharon Longwood, Lemmon

Reid Palmer, Faith

Robert Johnson, Buffalo

Jim Erk, Buffalo

Lori Besler, Reva

Eric Arneson, Meadow