Tri-State Generation and
Transmission Association

Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association is a wholesale electric power supplier owned by the 43 electric cooperatives that it serves. Tri-State generates and transmits electricity to its member systems throughout a 200,000 square-mile service territory across Colorado, Nebraska, New Mexico and Wyoming.

Serving approximately 1.5 million consumers, Tri-State was founded in 1952 by its member systems to provide a reliable, cost-based supply of electricity. Headquartered in Westminster, Colo., nearly 1,500 people are employed by Tri-State throughout its four-state service area.

New Mexico Directors

Wayne Connell, Central New Mexico Electric
Hal B. Keeler, Columbus Electric
Claudio Romero, Continental Divide Electric
Lucas J. Cordova Jr., Jemez Mountains Electric
Robert Baca, Mora-San Miguel Electric
Timothy Rabon, Otero County Electric
Darryl Sullivan, Sierra Electric
Donald L. Wolberg, Socorro Electric
Gary Rinker, Southwestern Electric
Don Schutz, Springer Electric

Executive Committee

Rick Gordon, Mountain View Electric (Colorado), Chairman
Joe Wheeling, La Plata (Colorado), Vice Chairman
Leo Brekel, Highline Electric (Colorado), Secretary
Stuart Morgan, Wheat Belt PPD (Nebraska), Treasurer
Matt Brown, High Plains (Wyoming), Assistant Secretary
Julie Kilty, Wyrulec (Wyoming), Assistant Secretary
Wayne Connell, Central New Mexico Electric (New Mexico), Executive Committee
William Mollenkopf, Empire Electric Association, (Colorado) Executive Committee
Timothy Rabon, Otero County Electric (New Mexico), Executive Committee

Board of Directors

Robert Baca, Mora-San Miguel Electric, New Mexico
Robert Bledsoe, K.C. Electric, Colorado
Jerry Burnett, HIgh West Energy, Wyoming
Richard Clifton, Carbon Power and Light, Wyoming
Wayne Connell, Central New Mexico Electric, New Mexico
Lucas J. Cordova Jr., Jemez Mountains Electric, New Mexico
Jack Finnerty, Wheatland REA, Wyoming
Gary Fuchser, Nortwest Rural Public Power, Nebraska
John Gavan, Delta-Montrose Electric, Colorado
Jack Hammond, Niobrara Electric, Wyoming
Ronald Hilkey, White River Electric, Colorado
Ralph Hilyard, Roosevelt PPD, Nebraska
Donald Kaufman, Sangre de Cristo, Colorado
Donald Keairns, San Isabel Electric, Colorado
Hal B. Keeler, Columbus Electric, New Mexico
Thaine Michie, Poudre Valley REA, Colorado
Chris Morgan, Gunnison County Electric Association, Colorado
Richard Newman, United Power, Colorado
Stann Propp, Chimney Rock PPD, Nebraska
Timothy Rabon, Otero County Electric, New Mexico
Gary Rinker, Southwestern Electric, New Mexico
Claudio Romero, Continental Divide Electric, New Mexico
Don Russell, Big Horn REA, Wyoming
Brian Schlagel, Morgan County REA, Colorado
Don Schutz, Springer Electric, New Mexico
Jack Sibold, San Miguel Power, Colorado
Jim Soehner, Y-W Electric Association, Colorado
Darryl Sullivan, Sierra Electric, New Mexico
Jerry Thompson, Garland Light and Power, Wyoming
Carl Trick,II Mountain Parks Electric, Colorado
Shawn Turner, Midwest Electric, Nebraska
Donald L. Wolberg, Socorro Electric, New Mexico
Scott Wolfe, San Luis Valley, Colorado
Bill Wright, Southeast Colorado Power, Colorado
Phil Zochol, Panhandle Rural Electric, Nebraska

Executive Staff

Mike McInnes, Chief Executive Officer
Joel Bladow, Senior Vice President, Transmission
Pat Bridges, Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
Ellen Connor, Senior Vice President, Organizational Services, Chief Technology Officer
Jennifer Goss, Senior Vice President, Member Relations
Barry Ingold, Senior Vice President, Generation
Brad Nebergall, Senior Vice President, Energy Management
Ken Reif, Senior Vice President, General Counsel
Barbara Walz, Senior Vice President, Policy and Compliance, Chief Compliance Officer


1100 West 116th Avenue
Westminster, CO 80234
PO Box 33695
Denver, CO 80233
Main: 303-452-6111
Fax: 303-254-6007
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