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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Matty Garr
Vice President, Statewide Services
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Jay Barnett
Training and Safety Coordinator
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Britt Betts
Training and Safety Coordinator
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Buster Bishop
Training and Safety Coordinator
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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
Director of Safety, Loss Control, & Regulatory Compliance
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Allison Law
Managing Editor
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Stephen Martin II
Financial Director
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Erin Mayben
HR Coordinator
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Linda Partin
Education and Training Coordinator
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Laura Stewart
Education Program Coordinator
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Mark Stephenson
Creative Director
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Michael Sullins
Regulatory and Compliance Specialist
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Eric Turner
Safety Specialist
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Danny Weston
Art Director
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Jeff Whatley
Safety Specialist
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