Welcome! The Alabama Rural Electric Association of Cooperatives (AREA) is a member-owned federation of 22 electric distribution cooperatives.


Fred O. Braswell III
President, CEO
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Karl Rayborn
Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
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Sean Strickler
Vice President, Public Affairs
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Lenore Vickrey
Vice President, Communications
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Buster Bishop
Manager, Safety and Loss Control
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David Colmans
Human Resources Manager
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Nalin Crocker
Graphic Designer
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Heather Dutton
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Brooke Echols
Advertising Coordinator
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Dana Eunice
Special Events Manager
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Jacob Johnson
Advertising and Marketing Director
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Michael Kelley
Senior Manager of Safety & Loss Control
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Allison Law
Managing Editor
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Stephen Martin II
Financial Director
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Linda Partin
Office Assistant
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Laura Stewart
Communication Coordinator
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Mark Stephenson
Creative Director
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Mary Thompson
Regulatory Compliance Manager
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Eric Turner
Safety Specialist
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Keith Twitty
Manager, Safety and Loss Control
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Jeff Whatley
Manager, Safety and Loss Control
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Danny Weston
Art Director
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