Columbus, Neb. – The Nebraska Public Power District Board of Directors Thursday re-elected Ed Schrock of rural Holdrege as its chairman for 2015. Also re-elected were Ken Kunze of York as first vice chairman, Larry Linstrom of North Platte as second vice chairman, and Jerry Chlopek of Columbus as secretary.
Schrock began his first term of office on the NPPD Board of Directors in 2007 and was re-elected to a second term that began in 2013. Previously, Schrock served as second vice chairman in 2012 and first vice chairman in 2013.
Prior to his election to the NPPD Board, Schrock served as a Nebraska state senator for 14 years. A graduate of Holdrege High School and Nebraska Wesleyan University, Schrock farms with his sons on the family farm in Phelps County. He is a past president of the Nebraska Corn Growers Association and a past member of the Nebraska Natural Resources Commission. Schrock is a member of the Holdrege Chamber of Commerce and participates in numerous farm organizations.
Schrock represents Subdivision 6, which consists of Dawson, Gosper, Phelps, Furnas, Harlan, Kearney, Franklin, and Webster counties.
The NPPD Board of Directors also elected Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Traci Bender as treasurer, re-appointed Donna Starzec as assistant treasurer and Christine Pillen as deputy assistant treasurer. Jan Modelski was re-appointed as assistant secretary and Sandra Keefover as deputy assistant secretary. All are from Columbus.
Editor’s Note: Photos of the Board members are downloadable for the media on NPPD’s website at https://www.nppd.com/about-us/board-of-directors/.