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Tony Dean

Vice President of Operations

Electric Utility Experience since 1986

Wayne Hannah Jr.

Tony is Vice President of Operations. In this capacity, he oversees all facilities, transportation and outside crews at the cooperative, as well as the member services department. He began his career at SVEC as an apprentice lineman in 1986.

Through the years Tony has served members in various roles, in and outside of the field. He’s been a journeyman lineman, lead lineman, line foreman, line superintendent and operations manager.

Tony’s passion has always been linework, and that passion has never left him. After graduating from high school, he worked for a contractor to learn the lineman trade.

Tony has the deepest respect for the co-op model and what it means to serve our members with excellence.

“Being available to this company 24 hours a day seven days a week is something that I was told would be expected of me when I was hired 34 years ago,” he says. “I have always been proud of this company regardless of my position at the time and will keep this attitude long after I am gone.”

Related Information

SVEC is governed by a democratically elected board of directors. Directors serve four-year terms.

SVEC’s senior staff is charged with overseeing the day-to-day success of the cooperative.