The leadership team at Ohio Rural Electric Cooperatives, Inc. and Buckeye Power, Inc. have decades of rich experience working in the power-generation and utilities industry. The team at Ohio Rural Electric Cooperatives, Inc. and Buckeye Power, Inc. work on behalf of of Ohio's 24 distribution-cooperatives that power homes and businesses across the state. Together we are Ohio’s Electric Cooperatives.
President & CEO
Since 2002, O’Loughlin has served OEC and Buckeye Power through several roles, including vice president of engineering and power supply, and since 2015, as president and CEO. Pat also worked for Dayton Power & Light for 19 years in various management positions.
Chief Operating Officer
Grooms has been with Buckeye Power, Inc., since 2004 serving in multiple roles, including as vice president of engineering and operations, and director of resource scheduling. Prior to joining Buckeye Power, Craig worked for NRG Energy and Dayton Power & Light in a variety of positions.
Vice President, Finance/CFO
Since 2009, Roberts has worked as the vice president of finance and chief financial officer of Buckeye Power, Inc., and OEC. Prior to joining the OEC team, Bill was employed for more than 17 years in various financial positions at a publicly held company.
Vice President, Statewide Services
Miller has been part of the utility industry for 30 years. On behalf of Ohio’s electric cooperatives, Doug oversees safety training and loss prevention, lineman development training, legislative and government affairs, marketing, economic development, communications, and director and employee training.
Vice President, Power Generation
Alban has served Buckeye Power since 2004 by managing the operations and assets of its power generation resources as well as its generation reliability environmental compliance. Before joining Buckeye Power, Alban worked for AEP for 17 years in various fossil generation roles.
Assistant Vice President, Operations
Zemanek joined OEC in 2004 and oversees market operations, risk management, field engineering, and facilities management. Zevin received a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering Technology and a Master of Science degree in Engineering Management, each from the University of Dayton.
Helfrich has served as the general counsel of Buckeye Power, Inc. and OEC since 2018. Kurt served as a partner and associate at Thompson Hine, LLP, for 20 years, acting as outside general counsel for both Buckeye and OEC.
Ohio Rural Electric Cooperatives, Inc. and Buckeye Power, Inc. are democratic organizations governed by members of each organization. Per our bylaws and adhering to cooperative principles, local electric cooperative boards elect one director to represent their cooperative on each board. For more information on each of Ohio's electric cooperatives, visit our cooperative page.
Ohio Rural Electric Cooperatives, Inc. Board of Directors
Buckeye Power, Inc. Board of Trustees
Chairman - Dr. John Saxton, Paulding Putnam
Chairman - Steven K. Nelson, Frontier Power
*As listed above, "EC" represents "Electric Cooperative" and "REC" represents "Rural Electric Cooperative"