Leadership

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NineStar Connect is governed by an elected Board of Directors. Their sole mission is to deliver the highest quality, most efficient services to our cooperative’s membership—and they don’t serve corporate shareholders, customers, or declare stock dividends. Click to view our board districts. 

Partnering with the Board of Directors is NineStar’s executive leadership, which oversees the day-to-day operations of our electric and communications cooperative.

Board of Directors
Charles Kennedy

Director District 1

Mark Evans

Director District 2

Robin Ritchie

Director District 3

Scott Pittman

Director District 4

Steve Vail

Director District 5

Joseph Paxton

Director District 6

Jack Negley

Director District 7

Raymond Kerkhof

Director District 8

Philip Hayes

Director District 9

Shelly Kleiman

Director District 10

James Cherry

Director-at-Large

Darrell Thomas

Director-at-Large

Timothy Bryant

Director-at-Large

Executive leadership team
Michael R. Burrow

President and CEO

Regina Bever

Vice President of Administration

Jeff Conley

Vice President of Operations

Ross Ferson

Chief Technology Officer

April Fisher

Vice President of Legal & Analytics

Scott Hiatt

Chief Financial Officer

The co-op Difference

NineStar Connect is a nonprofit electric and communications cooperative, so we don’t sell to customers or work for shareholders. Instead, we have members who are actually our owners.

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The co-op Difference

NineStar Connect is a nonprofit electric and communications cooperative, so we don’t sell to customers or work for shareholders. Instead, we have members who are actually our owners.