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Our Board of Directors

Control of NPPD and its operations is vested in an 11-member Board of Directors, popularly elected from within NPPD’s chartered territory, including all or parts of 84 of Nebraska’s 93 counties. Board members serve six-year terms, and decisions made by the Board are done by a majority voting process.

Board members serve as stewards of all utility functions, including power supply, distribution operations, budgets, rates, capital improvements, finances, customer services, cyber security, physical security, and regulatory compliance. The Board also preserves the benefits delivered by public power here in Nebraska.

The Board has created and approved several Strategic Directives. These Strategic Directives will guide us through what we need to do today and the days ahead to power a brighter future for Nebraskans for generations to come.

NPPD Board of Directors Subdivision Map
Jerry Chlopek

Jerry Chlopek, Chair

Jerry worked for Cornhusker Public Power District for more than 40 years, retiring in 2009 as the utility’s Operations Manager. A graduate of Genoa High School, Jerry served in the U.S. Marine Corps and the Army Reserve.

Counties Served: Subdivision 9
Term: 2021-2026 | Years Served: 15 (2009)
Phone: 402-564-6442 | Email: jlchlop@nppd.com
3075 39th Avenue | Columbus, NE 68601

Ken Kunze

Wayne Williams, First Vice Chair

Residing near Central City, Wayne has been in the power industry for more than 40 years with extensive knowledge in large scale enterprise project management. Wayne owns and operates a Nebraska-based business.

Counties Served: Subdivision 7
Term: 2021-2026 | Years Served: 3 (2021)
Phone: 308-940-1071 | Email: wewilli@nppd.com
1814 18th Road | Central City, NE 68826

Chris Langemeier

Chris Langemeier, Second Vice Chair

Chris holds a degree in Diversified Agriculture from the University of Nebraska. After college, he returned to his hometown of Schuyler and joined the family business, Land Mark Realty and Management, as a broker. Chris served two terms in the Nebraska Legislature, chairing the Natural Resources Committee, and also sat on the Loup Power District Board. He and his wife, Kerri, have two sons.

Counties Served: Subdivision 11
Term: 2023-2024 | Years Served: 1 (2023)
Phone: 402-615-3400 | Email: crlange@nppd.com
321 Meadow Lane | Schuyler, NE 68661

Barry DeKay

Aaron Troester, Secretary

Aaron received a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from Creighton University. Aaron is actively involved in the family farming operation near O'Neill, Nebr., raising irrigated crops.

Counties Served: Subdivision 2
Term: 2021-2026 | Years Served: 3 (2021)
Phone: 402-340-0510 | Email: adtroes@nppd.com
405 E Londonderry Drive | O’Neill, NE 68763

Sue Fuchtman

Sue Fuchtman

A lifelong resident of Norfolk, Sue is a retired partner and president of Daycos. She currently sits on the Faith Regional Hospital Executive Board and Physicians Board. She and her husband, Glen, have four grown children and eight grandchildren.

Counties Served: Subdivision 10
Term: 2023-2028 | Years Served: 1 (2023)
Phone: 402-649-0132 | Email: sdfucht@nppd.com
3305 Golf View Drive | Norfolk, NE 68701

David Gale

David Gale

David is a sixth generation Nebraskan, and a native of North Platte. He is the co-founder and CEO of Sandhills State Bank. David spent ten years in the United States Army Reserve, retiring as an Infantry Captain.

Counties Served: Subdivision 4
Term: 2023-2028 | Years Served: 1 (2023)
Phone: 402-822-0461 | Email: ddgale@nppd.com
3416 Tyler Court | North Platte, NE 69101

Mary Harding

Mary Harding

A seventh generation Nebraskan, Mary graduated from the University of Nebraska Lincoln with a degree in Bilingual Education and completed graduate work at the University of Colorado in Boulder in sociolinguistics. Mary and her husband operate a residential rental property business in Lincoln.

Counties Served: Subdivision 1
Term: 2021-2026 | Years Served: 21 (2003)
Phone: 402-560-0630 | Email: mary4nppd@gmail.com
1107 Happy Hollow Court | Plattsmouth, NE 68048

Rusty Kemp

Rusty Kemp

A cattle rancher in McPherson County, Kemp holds a degree in ag business from the University of Nebraska-Kearney. He and his wife, Rachael, have two sons, Cash and Tucker. Rusty previously served on the McPherson County School Board and the McPherson County Co-Op Credit Union Board.

Counties Served: Subdivision 5
2023-2024 | Years Served: 1 (2023)
Phone: 308-530-9922 | Email: rmkemp@nppd.com
960 Pioneer Road | Tryon, NE 68167

Ron Mogul, Jr.

Ron Mogul, Jr.

A long-time resident of York, NE, Mogul joined the family business and in 1990 became part owner of Mogul’s Transmission and Towing. Ron served on the York City Council for four terms and is a member of the York County Development Corporation.

Counties Served: 
Subdivision 8
Term: 2023-2028 | Years Served: 1 (2023)
Phone: 402-362-7949 | Email: rjmogul@nppd.com
7 Country Club Terrace | York, NE 68467

Derek Rusher

Derek Rusher

Residing in Kearney, Derek is the Founder and President of a nonprofit business, Impact Art, and is the President & CEO of the Kearney Area Chamber of Commerce. He possesses more than 15 years of experience as a teacher, and many more as a former collegiate athlete and coach.

Counties Served: 
Subdivision 3
Term: 2023-2028 | Years Served: 1 (2023)
Phone: 402-936-0175 | Email: dsrushe@nppd.com
2007 W 34th Street | Kearney, NE 68845

Ed Shrock

Ed Schrock

Ed served as a Nebraska State Senator for 14 years, during which time he chaired the Natural Resources Committee for 8 years. A graduate of Holdrege High School and Nebraska Wesleyan University, he actively farms with his two sons on the family farm in Phelps County.

Counties Served: Subdivision 6
Term: 2019-2024 | Years Served: 17 (2007)
Phone: 308-995-4665 | Email: ejschro@nppd.com
74274 K Road | Elm Creek, NE 68836

Board Guidelines



  • Troester, Chair
  • Harding, 1st Vice Chair
  • Schrock, 2nd Vice Chair
  • Mogul
  • Rusher


  • Langemeier, Chair
  • Williams, 1st Vice Chair
  • Gale, 2nd Vice Chair
  • Kemp
  • Fuchtman


  • Williams, Chair
  • Troester, 1st Vice Chair
  • Mogul, 2nd Vice Chair


  • Chlopek, Chair
  • Williams, 1st Vice Chair
  • Langemeier, 2nd Vice Chair
  • Troester


  • Williams, Chair
  • Langemeier, 1st Vice Chair
  • Fuchtman, 2nd Vice Chair
  • Harding


  • Schrock, Chair
  • Gale, 1st Vice Chair
  • Rusher, 2nd Vice Chair
  • Mogul
  • Kemp

Strategic Directives