Farmers' Electric Names New CEO, Don Smith:
The future looks bright for FEC!
The Farmers’ Electric Cooperative (FEC) Board of Directors have chosen Don Smith, to serve as the new CEO. He began his role as CEO on September 18, 2023.
Don has over 30 years of experience in the public power industry, working at both municipal as well as cooperative distribution utilities. He recently worked as a General Manager with a small co-op in Wyoming but has relocated to Missouri to join the Farmers' Electric Team! Don is a strong advocate of safety and making sure people have the tools, equipment, and training they need to keep themselves and their coworkers safe.
While Don is excited to be here, Farmers’ Electric is equally as excited to have him! Don believes one of the most important qualities of a leader is to “listen to your people” whether that be a member or an employee.
Members can read more about Don Smith and his background in the November issue of their Rural Missouri magazine.