Meet the CEO

David Swank
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.
Management Team

Hunter Robinson
Executive VP of Operations

Craig McBrain
Executive VP of Finance

Daniel Thrasher
Executive VP of Business Development & Marketing

Jackie Berna
Director of Operations

Donna Bowman
Executive Assistant

Cortney Branham
Business Development Director

Ray Chambers
Energy Advisor

Tara Crawford
Director of Member Solutions

Jeff Denton
Safety Director

Karen Edgar
Director of Finance

David Freeman
Digital Program Director

Jay Gault
Facilities Coordinator

Larry Mattox
Director of Corporate Communications

Trish McPeek
Director of Business Intelligence

Michelle Phelps
Director of Human Resources

Dale Veit
Director of Technology

Debbie Wilson
IS Coordinator