LCEC – Lee County Electric Cooperative

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The LCEC management team, backed by a strong workforce, is focused on meeting customer expectations and managing growth. With nearly 250 years of combined leadership experience and a diverse array of skills, the team is committed to guiding employees in balancing long-range business strategies with everyday priorities.

Executive Steering Committee

Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer
Denise Vidal, CMA
Employee since 2003

Director, Business Alignment and Governance
Inge Kocher
Employee since 2019

Director, Customer Care Operations
Gary Avin
Employee since 2006

Director, Electric Operations
Clark Hawkins
Employee since 1998

Director, Finance & Accounting, and Chief Financial Officer
Sarah Bullock
Employee since 2021

Chief Administrative Officer
Eric Scott
Employee since 2020

Director, Information Technology, and Chief Information Officer
Ed Nagy
Employee since 1996

Director, Human Resources
Sandy Thompson
Employee since 2019

Director, Public Relations
Karen Ryan, APR, CPRC
Employee since 1996

Senior Leadership Team

Business Alignment and Governance

Program Manager, Strategy/Excellence
Stacy Harrington
Employee since 2014

Manager, Process Optimization
Amanda Smelker
Employee since 2008


Manager, Audit Services
Deidra Proctor, CIA, CRMA
Employee since 2019

Customer Care Operations

Manager, Customer Billing & Field Services
Skye Honas
Employee since 1995

Manager, Member Programs
Bianca Preston
Employee since 1996

Manager, Customer Care Center
Susan Sumerall
Employee since 2008

Electric Operations

Manager, Construction & Maintenance (Contractors)
Rob Puchacz
Employee since 2014

Manager, Construction & Maintenance (LCEC)
Frank Sherkus
Employee since 1992

Manager, Design & Engineering
Bill Piland
Employee since 1988

Manager, Operations Business Support
Allan Ruth
Employee since 1985

Interim Manager, Substation Communication, and Meter Services
Tom Quigley
Employee since 2018

Manager, System Operations
Gary Richardson
Employee since 1987

Finance & Accounting

Manager, Financial Accounting
Susan Crisafulli
Employee since 2005

Manager Facilities and Security
Ray Boss
Employee since 2015

Manager, Warehouse and Fleet Management
Bernard Davis
Employee since 1981

Governance, Risk, & Compliance

Manager, Risk
Ellen Nichols
Employee since 2018

Information Technology

Manager, IT Infrastructure
Brian Klepper
Employee since 2000

Manager, IT Operations, and Information Security Officer
Paul Ackerman
Employee since 2013

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