Board of Directors

SVEC is governed by a democratically elected 12-member Board of Directors. Each year, at SVEC’s annual meeting, directors are elected by the member-owners. They serve four-year terms.

Gerald A. Heatwole, Chair, Rockingham County

  • Director since June 1990
  • Executive Committee, Chairman
  • Lives in McGaheysville

Fred C. Garber, Vice Chair, Shenandoah/Warren counties

  • Director since June 1984
  • Executive Committee
  • Finance Committee
  • ODEC Director
  • Lives in Mt. Jackson

David E. Ferguson, Secretary/Treasurer, Shenandoah/Warren/Page counties

  • Director since July 2015
  • Annual Meeting Committee, Chairman
  • Strategic Planning Committee
  • Lives in Edinburg

Stephen W. Burkholder, Rockingham County

  • Director since June 1992
  • Compensation & Benefits Committee, Chairman
  • Strategic Planning Committee
  • Lives in Broadway

Joyce R. Craun, Augusta/Highland counties

  • Director since June 2001
  • Lives in Mt. Solon

Garland H. Gibbs, Page County

  • Director since May 2011
  • Compensation & Benefits Committee
  • Lives in Luray

Larry C. Howdyshell, Augusta/Highland counties

  • Director since June 1992
  • Strategic Planning Committee
  • VMDAEC Director
  • Lives in Mt. Solon

Charles H. Huffman, Augusta/Highland counties

  • Director since June 2005
  • Annual Meeting Committee
  • Lives in Mt. Solon

Robbie F. Marchant, City of Winchester

  • Director since May 2011
  • Strategic Planning Committee, Chair
  • Finance Committee
  • Lives in Winchester

Suzanne S. Obenshain, Rockingham County

  • Director since July 2016
  • Finance Committee
  • Lives in Lacey Spring

William A. Orndoff, city of Winchester and Clarke/Frederick counties

  • Director since July 2015
  • Annual Meeting Committee
  • Compensation & Benefits Committee
  • Lives in Stephenson

Richard C. Shickle, Frederick/Clarke counties

  • Director since May 2011
  • Finance Committee, Chairman
  • Lives in Winchester

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