Central Valley Electric Cooperative

Central Valley Electric serves 15,325 consumers living in Chaves, Eddy, Lea and Otero counties.

The company owns 4,175 miles of distribution line. It has invested $180.7 million to serve its members

The board meets on the 4th Wednesday of each month; the annual meeting is March 18, 2017. The cooperative was incorporated on June 23, 1937 and energized October 1938.

Board of Trustees

Charles G. Wagner, President/Director, WFEC
Michael Bennett, Vice President
Wesley R. Pilley, Secretary-Treasurer
Larry Benedict, Trustee
Jason Ciempa, Trustee
Rusty Gwynne, Trustee
Steve Spence, Trustee

Key Staff

Charles T. Pinson Jr., Executive Vice President & General Manager/President NMRECA
Mike Anderson, Manager of Finance and Administration
Leah Boone, Member Services Supervisor
Gary Conklin, Line Superintendent
JoAnna Callaway, Executive Assistant
Gary Conklin, Line Superintendent
Jason Gazdik, IT Supervisor
Russ McKee, Manager of Operations Engineering
Wade Nelson, Manager of Distribution Engineering
Anna Pitts, Human Resources Coordinator


1403 N 13th St
Artesia, NM 88210
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