Hays, Kan.—Aug. 30, 2023— Sunflower Electric Power Corp. seated Richard Jennison as one of its 12 directors on August 16, 2023. Jennison succeeds Paul Seib as a Sunflower board representative for Lane-Scott Electric Cooperative, headquartered in Dighton, Kan. Seib recently retired after serving 44 years on the Sunflower Board of Directors.
Each of Sunflower’s six member cooperatives—Lane-Scott Electric Cooperative, Pioneer Electric Cooperative, Victory Electric Cooperative, Western Cooperative Electric, Wheatland Electric Cooperative, and Prairie Land Electric Cooperative—has two representatives elected by local distribution cooperative members. Sunflower’s board meets monthly to strategize on the current and future operation of Sunflower and the best approaches to continue providing its members with reliable wholesale energy at the lowest possible cost.
Jennison has been a member of the Lane-Scott Board of Trustees for 41 years, serving as president for 14 years and vice president for 25 years.
“Paul left some large shoes to fill, and I am honored to have been chosen to succeed him,” Jennison said.
A lifelong resident of rural Healy, Kan., in Lane County, he graduated from Healy High School and Kansas State University.
Jennison and his wife, Diana, have three children.