Mt.Wheeler Power's Board of Directors

Mt.Wheeler Power's Board of Directors


Meet Your Board of Directors


President: Rick Hendrix
Vice President: Don Phillips
Treasurer: Sandra Green
Secretary: Ron Miller
Unless announced otherwise, Mt. Wheeler Power's board meeting are held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Mt. Wheeler Power's main office in Ely

To obtain a copy of the upcoming agenda, Click Here


Board of Directors Biographies



Ron is a long time resident of Nevada, graduating from Ruth grade school and later White Pine High School. Immediately after graduating, Ron enlisted and served in the military for three years.  He returned home and took a job working for Kennecott Copper for 6 years. Shortly after leaving, Mt Wheeler Power became a cooperative and he began working in the office. Ron retired from Mt Wheeler Power on January 1st, 2001, and feels his 30+ years of experience have given him something to offer the cooperative.


DISTRICT 2- Mary Kerner

As a Rural Nevadan, born and raised, I have always had a great sense of community pride and the importance of volunteerism. I reside in Ely with my husband, Curtis (retired US Navy 20 yrs, currently a sergeant at Ely State Prison) and my 5 children; however, I have only one left at home. For the last 14 years I have worked for the Rural Nevada Development Corporation (RNDC, a private non-profit headquartered in Ely. Though work I am certified by the National Development Council as an Economic Development Finance Professional, as I am responsible for administering non-traditional small business loans all over the state. Even though I have served on many boards including WPC School District, I also report to a board at RNDC giving me a well-rounded perspective on both sides of the board table.


DISTRICT 3 DIRECTOR, Robert "Bob" Pratt

Elected as District 3 director in 2017, Bob has been a resident of White Pine County, Nevada for most of his life. He graduated from White Pine County High School, the university of Utah and M.I.T. Following high school, he spent 3 years in the army during the Korean War. For the next 31 years Kennecott was his home. 




Don Phillips is a new addition to the Mt. Wheeler Power board, filling a
previously vacant director seat. Because of the District 4 vacancy, Phillips
was allowed to begin serving his director term in March 2006.



Rick Hendrix is a lifelong resident of White Pine County and newly-elected District 5 Director. He has worked in numerous capacities in the electrical field at various mines throughout White Pine County. He is currently employed as the Electrical and Instrumentation Superintendent at Robinson Nevada Mining Company.



Jerald Anderson serves as the board director for the members of District 6. He has serviced in this position since 2004. Anderson has over 20 years of experience in the construction industry and currently operates the West Side Ranch in Snake Valley. He holds two Bachelors Degrees from the University of Utah, one in Physics and the other in Accounting.



Sandra has been a resident of Eureka County for over 35 years and became the new Board Director for District 7 in 2008. Sandra is currently the Program Director of the 21st Century Community Learning Center/Eureka County School District After School Program, volunteer director for Start 2 Finish, Inc., chairman of the DaKaDoiyabe Resource Conservation District, Eureka County Rodent Board member and is an Advisory Board Member for the UNR Cooperative Extension.



Wilma Sanford returned to the Mt. Wheeler Power Board in 2003 as the District 8 Director. She had previously served on the Mt. Wheeler Power Board from 1995 to 1998. In addition to her Board duties, Sanford is the Manager of the White Pine County Museum. She is happy to listen to any questions member-owners may have, and invites any District 8 member with a cooperative concern to discuss it with her.



I am a lifelong resident of White Pine County. I have had the opportunity in our community to be employed by small businesses such as Al's Shell Station, Northern Nevada Distributing, Peraldo Distributing and Kennecott Copper Corporation as a diesel mechanic, White Pine County Sheriff's department and for the 7th Judicial Juvenile Department. I further had the privilege of serving as Justice of the Peace for White Pine County for 27 years. I have been involved with submitting or making budgets although not large, however, important to the people. I have been involved with different committees in making decisions and listening and working on making decisions that is in the best interest of the people.