Hays, Kan.—Dec. 23, 2023— Sunflower Electric Power Corporation named Mike Brewer a director and Jeff Moyer an alternate director on the board of directors on Oct. 18, 2023. Brewer and Moyer represent Pioneer Electric Cooperative in Ulysses, Kan., and Southern Pioneer Electric Company, Liberal, Kan.
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.
Brewer has served on the Pioneer and Southern Pioneer boards of trustees for nine years. Previously an alternate director for Sunflower, he succeeded Martie Floyd, who had served as director since 2019.
“It is a privilege and a blessing to represent Pioneer on the Sunflower board of directors,” Brewer said. “The energy industry is facing a period of dynamic changes, and I look forward to working with the board to address the many challenges affecting the power generation industry to ensure Sunflower’s members receive reliable power supply at the lowest cost possible––now and in the future.”
A native of Ulysses, Brewer is a semi-retired, self-employed farmer. After spending two years in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, he managed crop and livestock production operations and spent 13 years in the banking industry. In his career, he has also served on past boards of directors for Farm Bureau, Grant County Soil Conservation, Grant County Economic Development, Grant County Hospital, USD 214 School Board, among others. Brewer has two daughters and three grandchildren.
A trustee for Pioneer and Southern Pioneer since 2019, Moyer currently serves as vice president of Pioneer’s board of trustees.
“I am humbled and honored to be appointed as an alternate for the Sunflower board,” Moyer said. “I have learned there is always more to learn, and with the complex and rapidly changing environment of the electric industry, it is paramount we stay vigilant in serving the best interest of our members. Sunflower is such an important part of the success of our region, the communities, and its members, and I look forward to working with a very talented and intellectual group of people to navigate the future.”
Born and raised in Ulysses and a graduate of Dodge City Community College and Kansas State University, Moyer is currently a pilot and aircraft mechanic for Moyer Aviation Inc. In addition to being an active church member and elder, he has served as a Cub and Boy Scout leader for 13 years, where he currently serves as a committee member for the local Boy Scout Troop 186. Moyer and his wife, Artrisha, have three children, Jazstyn, Jett, and Jyntri.