Pioneer Utility Resources is a communications co-op delivering innovative solutions to publicly-owned utilities since 1954.
We partner with 230 community-owned utilities and state associations in 33 states. Our consumer magazine brands reach more than 700,000 U.S. utility households, and our team of experienced communicators, web experts and designers offer industry content and support. Co-op membership isn’t required to work with us, but it has great benefits. Our name changed, but our vision remains clear: we were created to serve you.
In true cooperative fashion, our members lead us through our Board of Directors and Communications Committee.
Marc Farmer – Chairman
General Manager, Clatskanie PUD, Oregon, representing District 3, Western Oregon
CEO, Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative, Florida, representing District 7, Eastern U.S.
CEO, Hood River Electric Cooperative, Oregon, representing District 4, Eastern Oregon
CEO, Alaska Village Electric Cooperative, Alaska, representing District 1, Alaska and Hawaii
CEO, Columbia REA, Washington, representing District 2, Washington
Director, Clearwater Power, Idaho, representing District 5, Idaho and Nevada
CEO and General Manager, Seminole Electric Cooperative, Inc., Florida, representing District 6, At-Large
Beth Schroder – Chairwoman
Klickitat PUD, Washington
Thomas Elzinga – Vice Chairman
Consumers Power, Oregon
Plumas-Sierra Rural Electric Cooperative, California
Northern Lights Electric Cooperative, Idaho
Wells Rural Electric Cooperative, Nevada
Clatskanie PUD, Oregon
Cooperative Communications & Public Relations Manager, Arizona G&T Cooperatives
Copper Valley Electric, Alaska
Peace River Electric Cooperative, Florida
Blachly-Lane Electric Co-op, Oregon