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Interim director appointed by BEC

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The Bandera Electric Cooperative Board of Directors recently appointed Jeffery Slocum to its board as the interim District 3 director.

He will be placed on the ballot for the District 3 seat in the upcoming board election, BEC officials said in a news release.

“We are excited to welcome Mr. Slocum to Bandera Electric Cooperative’s board,” said board Chairman Michael Edwards. “He brings leadership and business experience that are well suited to the current board.”

Prior to joining the BEC board, Slocum worked for Caterpillar, where he was a general manager at several locations including Clayton, Ohio, York, Pennsylvania and Atlanta.

He brings with him a broad managerial background with engineering and technical expertise, the release said.

“Serving on Bandera Electric Cooperative’s board is an honor,” said Slocum. “Not only does it provide the opportunity to participate in the cooperative’s future, it allows me to combine my manufacturing, engineering, IT and logistics experience to serve my neighbors and the BEC community.”

Slocum and his wife Karen moved to Bandera in 2013 shortly before he retired in 2014 after serving 30 years with Caterpillar, Inc.

He holds a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from Arizona State University.

BEC reminds members that the election for directors in Districts 1, 2, and 3 will take place April 16-May 11. Ballots will be distributed via mail and email. BEC members are eligible to participate in the election.

BEC said it serves more than 27,000 members, providing electric service to more than 35,000 meters throughout the Texas Hill Country.