Meet Your Board of Directors
Harrison County Rural Electric Cooperative carries its operations as directed under the policies and procedures established by the Board of Directors. Each board member is a current, active member of HCREC and receives electrical service from the cooperative in the same manner as all other members.
Allen, Jackson, Little Sioux, and Morgan Townships of Harrison County; and Sioux and Spring Valley Townships of Monona County
Tom and his wife, Jane live on their acreage northwest of Mondamin, IA. They are the parents of three grown children and have 13 grandchildren. Tom was elected to the Co-op board in April, 2016, currently serving as board President. Tom has earned his Credentialed Cooperative Director certification and is working toward his next level. He raises his cow/calf herd with his son Trent, and farms with his oldest son, Brad. Tom is a Vietnam veteran having served at the Korat Airforce Base in Thailand and his hobbies include spending time with family and friends and serving as Pastor of the Community of Christ Church in Mondamin. When reflecting on his service for HCREC’s board, Tom states, “Being board president and working with our membership has been a great opportunity for me to learn more about the communities we serve. It has been a pleasure getting to know our consumers and working to meet the needs of our members.”
Boyer and Douglas Townships of Harrison County and Washington Township of Shelby County
Bill is a lifelong resident of the Woodbine area and is a co-owner of Hutcheson Century Farm in Douglas Township. He and his wife, Diana, are parents to six grown children and are members of Woodbine United Methodist church. Bill was an employee of HCREC for 46 years, the last 24 as Manager/EVP before retiring. He served on a number of state and national REC committees and boards. Bill also was a HCREC meter reader for a time after retirement and continues to enjoy a relationship with co-op members. Bill is completing his second, three-year term as HCREC director and has participated in numerous training programs offered by NRECA and earned the Director Gold Certification. Bill worked in Woodbine City government for 28 years, 18 as Mayor. He has served as a board member of Harrison County Development Corp., Community Memorial Hospital and Woodbine Community Schools. Bill enjoys staying active with family, fishing, spectator sports and being outdoors. Bill believes in the Cooperative form of business and is honored to be working as a member of the HCREC Board of Directors.
Raglan, Magnolia and Calhoun Townships of Harrison County
Kent Kersten is the current director serving District 6 and has earned his Credentialed Cooperative Director Certificate. Kent is a retired Jr. High science teacher from Logan-Magnolia School District and currently works as a farmer raising a 30 sized cow calf heard and is in his 47th year as a wrestling coach and he enjoys . He and his wife, Sandy have been married for 47 years and current reside in Logan. They have two children, Angela (Tony) Boyce and Lanae (Matt) Chase and five grandchildren.
Kent and Sandy belong to St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Logan and enjoy watching their grandchildren participate in all kinds of activities and sport events. They also enjoy traveling with friends and family. If Kent was re-elected he would be most excited about representing Cooperative members of Harrison County.
Cass, Union, Washington Townships of Harrison County; Cass Township of Shelby County; and Minden Township of Pottawattamie County
Brenda, her husband, Jason, and their 2 sons live in rural Logan, Iowa. Brenda has served 3 years on the Board and is currently the Board Secretary. She earned her Credentialed Cooperative Director Certificate in March of 2020 and is currently working on her Board Leadership Certificate. She states, “I really enjoy being a Director, I feel like I’m learning something new everyday and that will help make the best decisions for all members” Brenda and Jason are owner/operators of Lundergard Farms Trucking since 2010 and farm around 450 acres. She has worked for Logan-Magnolia Schools as a para-educator and substitute in Special Education for 4 years. Brenda has volunteered with blood drives; Logan Boy Scouts; and volunteer coach for the Lego League. She is a member of the United Methodist Church in Logan where she volunteers for youth group. When she isn’t working, she loves watching her boys play sports, camping, boating, fishing, and gardening.
Jefferson & LaGrange Townships of Harrison County and Boomer & Neola Townships of Pottawattamie County
Randy Koenig is a retired veterinarian and has practiced animal medicine in Harrison County for over 40 years. He and his wife Vicki reside in Logan and enjoy spending time with their two children, Brian and Stephanie.
In his spare time, Randy enjoys golfing, hunting and fishing and is a big sports fan. He also serves on the board of Western Feed and the Logan Magnolia School Board.
When asked about what he would most enjoy about serving on the cooperative board of directors, he responds “To learn about providing safe, reliable and affordable power."
Harrison and Lincoln Townships of Harrison County; Willow Township of Monona County; Grove and Union Townships of Shelby County
Curtis and his wife Lynnette have been members of Harrison County for the past 24 years. He most recently retired after a career in the computer industry for 30 years. Curtis now works full time on his farming operation as well as serving as a flight instructor. He also participates in the community by teaching STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) courses in the areas of computer science and aviation. When he’s not working, Curtis fly’s small planes or can be found spending time with his three kids (Nathan, Allison, and Kevin) and their families including a new grandchild. When asked what he enjoys most about living in Harrison County, Curtis states, “I enjoy the people and the small-town environment. Our neighbors are good people, and we all take care of each other.”
Willow, Paradise. Denison, Boyer, Union and Washington Townships of Crawford County
Randy Mitchell, one of the candidates for District 5, is a long time resident of Crawford County and has resided near Dow City for over 50 years. He attended school in Dow City and college at Iowa State University where he majored in Industrial Technology. Randy is a self-employed farmer growing corn and soy beans. He is a current member of the United Methodist Church in Dow City and when he is not farming, he enjoys golfing and hunting. Randy and his wife Nancy have three adult children and enjoy spending time with them and their grandkids. When asked about what he enjoys most about being part of the cooperative, he states “I like not having to worry about whether or not my lights are going to be on and if elected, I look forward to keeping things running smoothly just like they are.”
Cincinnati, Clay, St. John, and Taylor Townships in Harrison County and Rockford Township in Pottawattamie County
Doug Pitt is a lifelong resident of Harrison County and currently lives on his farmstead outside of Magnolia. He has been a member of Harrison County REC for the past 25 years. Besides farming 400 acres and running a cow-calf operation, he has been a power lineman for the last 30 years with Omaha Public Power District and has served on the IBEW Union Board and the Powerline Safety Board.
His hobbies include volunteering for Logan Magnolia School’s sporting activities and currently serves as the Treasurer for the LOMA Youth Baseball Organization. In his spare time, Doug enjoys hunting, boating and camping with his two sons, Barret and Bryant, daughter-in-law Annie and two grandsons. When asked what Doug enjoys most about being part of HCREC, he stated, “Being part of a co-op is like being a member of a small-town community. Everyone is involved in making the decisions that will affect the individuals in our everyday lives.” Should he be elected, Doug looks forward to bringing his knowledge of the electrical industry and his small-town values and lifestyle to the Harrison County REC Board of Directors.
Director at Large
Larry and his wife, Linda, reside west of Woodbine. They have 6 children, 14 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. Larry has been a lifetime farmer as well as having worked for Apotheca Naturale in Woodbine. He is a past member of the Farmers Co-op board, Farm Credit Services board, has served on various church boards and committees at the United Methodist Church in Woodbine. “It has been good to serve on the board during a period of growth for our co-op. There have been challenges, but I feel the co-op is in a great position.” states Larry. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family and has enjoyed getting to meet the new people while serving on the HCREC board of directors.
Who We Serve
Harrison County Rural Electric Cooperative serves 8 total territories encompassing portions of Harrison, Shelby, Monona, Crawford and Pottawattamie Counties. You can view our map to see the corresponding director for each territory.