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Executive Staff

President and Chief Executive Officer - Michael I. Wheatley
He has been the President and the Chief Executive Officer since 2011. He joined the co-op in 1993 as Manager of Financial and Regulatory Affairs, and later became Senior Vice President of Corporate Services in 2002. Graduate of the University of Virginia, he also has a Masters degree in Business Administration from Salisbury State University.

Vice President of Engineering Services - Todd R. Bireley
He has been the Vice President of Engineering Services since 2013. Originally hired as a Planning Engineer at co-op in 1990, he is a licensed professional engineer. He has a Bachelor's degree in physics from Salisbury University along with a degree in electrical engineering from the University of Maryland-College Park. 
Vice President of Member Affairs - Robert P. Behlke
He has been Vice President of Member Affairs since 2001.  He joined the co-op in 1974 where he served as a lineman and serviceman.  He was later named Denton District Manager in 1991.
Vice President of Distribution Services - W. Lance Lockerman 
He has been Vice President of Distribution Services since 2013. Originally employed at co-op in 1986, he served as a lineman and serviceman and was named Manager of Regional Operations in Denton District in 2011.
Vice President of Human Resources - Paula J. Bishop
She has been Vice President of Human Resources since 2015. Bishop has been the Manager of Human Resources since 2008 and joined the Cooperative in 1998 as a General Ledger Accountant.  She graduated from Delaware State University with a B.S. in Accounting.
Vice President of Corporate Services - Lisa H. DeSantis 
DeSantis has been Vice President of Corporate Services since 2015. Previously, she was the Manager of Finance & Regulatory Affairs for Choptank Electric and she has 27 years of diverse experience in finance, accounting, and regulatory affairs. DeSantis graduated with honors from Wesley College with a BS in Business Administration and completed her Masters of Science in Accounting and Financial Management in 2014 from the University of Maryland University College.





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