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Board of Directors

CVEA is a nonprofit cooperative corporation owned by its members. The Board of Directors of the Cooperative is responsible for the overall management of the affairs of CVEA. The Board consists of eight directors (4 members from the Copper River Basin district and 4 members from the Valdez district). Directors are elected by the membership by mail balloting, with the results being reported at the Annual Meeting held by the Cooperative in each district, and are elected for staggered three-year terms.

Director Policies-2019
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Lon Rake
CVEA President, Term: (2024)
Residence: Valdez,
Phone: (907) 835-8301 Email: lrake@cvtc.org Employment: Copper Valley Telecom CVEA Member: 2010 Director Since: 2012 Experience: Works as Plant Supervisor for CVTC in the Valdez District. Degree in Organizational Management and in Telecommunications Technology. Tested IBEW Journeyman. Worked for electrical and telecommunication utility companies since 1993. Six years USAF service. Community Involvement: Member of the Valdez Strategic Planning Committee (Utility and Military cells), Safety Officer for May Day Fly-In, Valdez High School wrestling and football.
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Yvette Delaquito
CVEA Vice President, Community Foundation Secretary/Treasurer, Term: (2025)
Residence: Copper Center,
Phone: 907-830-2485 Email: ydelaquito@gmail.com Employment: Cross Road Medical Center CVEA Member: 2.5 years Director Since: 2019 Experience: Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree with emphasis in International Business, Claims examiner, claims adjuster, past owner/operator of Lake Louise Lodge, community grant writing, issues of finance Community Involvement: Louise Susitna Tyone Community Association Director and Treasurer, Copper River Wrestling Booster Club, Mat-Su Borough first responder, Glennallen Schools volunteer
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Dan Stowe
CVEA Secretary, Community Foundation President, Term: (2025)
Residence: Valdez,
Phone: (907) 835-5040 Email: StoweValdezAK@gmail.com Employment: Retired CVEA Member: 1993 Director Since: 2010 Experience: 43 years Project Engineer and Project Manager with various oil companies, Degree in Geological/Petroleum Engineering, 3 Years CVEA Board of Directors, Certified Cooperative Director. Community Involvement: Elk's Lodge for 15 years.
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Will Stark
CVEA Treasurer, Term: (2024)
Residence: Valdez,
Phone: (907) 834-4815/835-3532 Email: wstark@fnbalaska.com Employment: Branch Manager/Vice President First National Bank Alaska. CVEA Member: 1999 Director Since: 2012 Experience: Branch Manager/Vice President First National Bank Alaska, Master's of Business Administration UAF 2003. Community Involvement: Valdez Rotary Club, United Way of Valdez, Junior Achievement, Board member of World Extreme Skiing Championships, Valdez Fish Derbies Board of Directors.
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Paul Kildal
Director, Term: (2024)
Residence: Glennallen,
Phone: (907) 822-3643/795-5164 Email: kildalp@yahoo.com Employment: Crowley Petroleum CVEA Member: 1973 Director Since: 2011 Experience: CVEA Board of Directors, Crowley Petroleum, Manager, Crowley Petroleum.
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Jeff Saxe
CVEA Director, Term: (2023)
Residence: Valdez,
Phone: (907) 835-2633 Email: shorvath@cvea.org Employment: Owner/Operator of Eagles Rest RV Park CVEA Member: 1991 Director Since: 2005 Experience: Owner/Operator of Eagles Rest RV Park since 1991, Past owner/operator of Capt'n Joe's Gas since 1993, and CJ's Tesoro since 1995. City of Valdez since 1991, Snow Removal Crew. Community Involvement: Eagles Lodge, Valdez Snowmachine Club Director.
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Mark Shorten
CVEA Director, Term: (2023)
Residence: Glennallen,
Phone: 907-822-5767 Employment: Self Employed, past employment at CVTelecom for 11 years CVEA Member: 23 Director Since: 2019 Experience: Strong construction background, IBEW tested Journeyman Lineman, management and leadership positions, logging, welding/fabrication, gold mining Community Involvement: CV Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors (2013 and current)
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Andy Hess
Director, Term: (2025)
Residence: Willow Lake,
Phone: (907) 259-4003 Email: ahessak49@gmail.com Employment: Retired from Copper Valley Electric CVEA Member: 2000 Director Since: 2022 Experience: Retired CVEA Line Foreman - 15 years, Shop Steward for CVEA/IBEW Bargaining Unit, IBEW 1547 - 40 years, IBEW Local 125 (Portland) Examining Board Community Involvement: Palmer Senior Center Board of Directors, Little League and other youth sports programs Board of Directors