New General Manager Hired
Lane-Scott Electric Cooperative has announced the appointment of Richard McLeon as the new General Manager. He will assume responsibilities on June 1, 2019 succeeding Ed Wiltse, upon his retirement.
Mr. McLeon has been part of the electric cooperative community for over 25 years, and has extensive experience in the operations, financial, and general management of distribution, transmission, and generation cooperative utilities. He comes to Dighton from Henderson, Texas where he served as General Manager/CEO of Rusk County Electric Cooperative.
“We are very excited about the opportunity to serve the members of Lane-Scott Electric Cooperative and to continue the LSEC tradition of stewardship and community service.” McLeon stated. “I am grateful to the Board of Trustees for the opportunity to become a part of the LSEC family.”
Mr. McLeon is a US Army veteran and served XVIII Airborne Corps, 24th Infantry (M) in Operation Desert Storm / Desert Shield. He is a Life Member of the San Antonio Livestock Exposition and has been married for 30 years to Patty McLeon. They have two sons attending Texas A&M University. Richard holds a Master of Business Administration from Sul Ross State University and a Bachelor of Science from Texas A&M University. He has served cooperative members in project management and economic development roles as well as being a Chief Financial Officer, Assistant General Manager, and General Manager/CEO.
Lane-Scott Electric Cooperative provides electric power to over 6,000 services in Lane, Scott, Gove, Ness, Finney, Logan, Hodgeman and Rush counties in southcentral Kansas. As a member-owner cooperative, LSEC strives to serve their community through leadership, integrity, accountability, innovation, and community involvement.