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Remembering Manager Dale Nye

Electric cooperative ties ran deep with Dale Nye, former Manager and CEO of Rural Electric Cooperative. It all started with his wife Leschen, as she started working at Central Rural Electric Cooperative in Stillwater while Dale was in college. Later Leschen would come to work at REC and remain until Nye became the Manager in 2005. 

Jason Brown becomes a Certified Loss Control Professional

Rural Electric Cooperative’s Maintenance Supervisor Jason Brown has completed an intensive program in electric utility safety and loss control. The Certified Loss Control Program is a series of workshops offered by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association in conjunction with the National Utility Training and Safety Education Association. The program is designed to instruct participants in many areas related to electric utility industry safety.

REC hires new CEO

REC recently hired Dusty Ricks to fill the CEO position. Ricks is a long-time resident of Blanchard and served as the Superintendent of Mid-America Technology Center for 15 years.


Ricks graduated from Oklahoma State University and began his career in Agricultural Education, where he taught Agricultural Education at Perry, Blanchard and Newcastle Public Schools for 14 years. Upon completing his master’s degree in secondary education from University of Oklahoma he served as the Middle School Principal for Blanchard for one year.