Chief Executive Officer
David Swank is a graduate of William Woods University (B.S., Business Management). Swank has worked in the utility industry for over 20 years with experience in advanced distribution automation, project management, business planning, engineering and strategic planning. While serving as operations manager, Swank lead a full scale deployment of distribution automation (SCADA, Load Management, Outage Management, Mapping) project that was recognized by PennWell Publishing at the DistribuTECH international conference as the project of the year among electric, water and gas utilities. Swank has received advanced training in multiple areas from the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association including: Engineering Economics for Key Accounts, Advanced Key Accounts Management, Strategic Marketing/Planning for Management, Policy Making, Situational Management, Competitive Strategies, Human Resource Management, Customer Communication and Management Planning. Before becoming the CEO of Central in 2005, Swank was the CEO at Grundy Electric Cooperative in Trenton, Missouri, and also served as President for a technology firm in Kansas City, Missouri.