Board Members


TREVA WELCH, 200 Wince Rd, Jonesville, LA. I have been a resident of Catahoula Parish since 1966. I am married to John Welch and together we have six children, fifteen grandchildren and six great grandchildren. I am retired form the Catahoula Parish School Board where I was employed as Secretary at Jonesville Junior High School and later for the Special Education Department. I was appointed to the board in 1999 to complete my late husband, Oscar Williams’, term. In April 2000, I was elected to continue serving on the board. From NRECA, I obtained my Credentialed Cooperative Director’s Certificate and my Board Leadership Certificate in 2003.

DAVID WADE, I live at 1654 Hwy 565, Jonesville, La with my wife Sharon. We have three children, and two grandchildren and I am co-owner of D & J Sales in Wildsville. I have been a resident of Concordia Parish all my life and a member of Concordia Electric for 36 years. I was appointed to the Board of Directors in May 2004 and elected in April 2005 to continue serving. I am attending courses in order to receive my Credentialed Cooperative Certificate from NRECA.

JUNE PLUNKET, 156 Spring Creek Road, Jena, LA. I am a retired school teacher and have served on the Board of Directors since 1994, and was then selected to be the new Secretary/Treasurer and currently hold the office of Secretary. In 1997, I received my Credentialed Cooperative Director Certificate by attending training courses offered by NRECA. I am married to Bennie Plunket, a retired oil industry foreman, and we have two daughters and four grandchildren.

KENNETH W. FORD, 200 Uncle Johnie Road, Jonesville, LA. I am a sewer systems contractor, serve as a Board Member of the Sandy Lake Water System and I am also a member of Sandy Lake Pentecostal Church. I am married to Libby Ford who is a Catahoula Parish Police Juror and school bus driver. We have three children, five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. I have served the Cooperative as Board Director since 1994, holding the office of Secretary for the first three years and currently hold the office of Treasurer. I have received the Credentialed Cooperative Director’s Certificate from NRECA.

DAVID J. COLE, My wife, Opal, and I have four children and we live at 185 Cole Warren Lane, Jena, LA. I was first elected to the Board of Directors in 1995 and received my Credentialed Cooperative Director Certificate in 1998. I served on various committees over the years and currently serve on the Board of Directors of Louisiana Rural Electric Association. I retired in 1994 as District Manager for Petrolite Chemical Sales. I enjoy raising cattle, gardening and traveling in my RV.

BOBBY CREEL – 1557 Highway 3101, Jonesville, LA. I was appointed in August 2012 to the Concordia Board of Directors. I’ve lived in the area and been a member of the coop all of my life. Early on, I worked as a lineman for Tullos Construction who was contracted out by Concordia Electric. For the last 27 years, I’ve owned and run my own business, C&C Garage and Body Shop. I have three children and four grandchildren. I enjoy deer hunting and spending time with my family. I hope to see the cooperative continue running in its current fashion and I’m proud to be a part of its Board of Directors.

HOWARD HARDIE, I reside at 782 Patton Church Road, Jonesville, LA with my wife Ilene. We have raised four children and now have four grandchildren. I have served on the Concordia Electric Board sice 1995 and received my Credentialed Cooperative Director Certificate in 1998. I am an oil field contractor and I also serve on the Sandy Lake Water System Board. I am a member of Catahoula Cattlemen’s Association and serve as a deacon at First Baptist Church in Jonesville.

DON HAMILTON, 8270 Hwy 129, Monterey, LA. I was appointed to the Board of Directors in November. I attended the NRECA Director’s Conference in January where I began classes to obtain my Credentialed Cooperative Director’s Certification. I have been a resident of Monterey, LA all my life and a farmer for 23 years. I am married to Jana B. Hamilton and we have one daughter, Kate, who is a Junior at Monterey High School. I think we have a great co-op and I would like the opportunity to work to make it even better.

BRAD COCKERHAM, 815 Old Jena Road, Jonesville, LA.  I was appointed to the Board of Directors in July of 2016.  I’ve already taken classes to obtain my Credentialed Cooperative Director’s Certification and I’m happy to serve the consumers of Concordia Electric.  I am married to Wanda and we have one son, Trace.  I am also a barber and have a shop in Jonesville.