David Swank

Chief Executive Officer

David previously served in the utility industry for 27 years with over 15 years as CEO. While in the utility industry, David was recognized for energy innovations including:

Innovative Leader – Public Utilities Fortnightly
Leading Edge Award – Stillwater Chamber of Commerce
Innovator of the Year Award – Today’s Power Arkansas Electric G&T
Oklahoma State University Partner of the Year
Meridian Technologies Partner of the Year
Best International Project of the Year Among Gas, Water and Electric Utilities by PennWell Publishing
Utility Automation Award presented by Itron

In 2010, David led Central Electric Cooperative (CEC) in developing an Innovation District called Innovation Pointe. The initial tenant of this park is the CEC headquarters designed as a Gold LEED facility. The headquarters is considered a smart facility with a Digital Operations Center (DOC). The facility and campus were designed to run on Solar, Battery Storage and back-up generation (as a microgrid). The DOC was designed to monitor and manage the entire 650-acre development. David also has an extensive background in technology, serving as president of GeKL Technologies for a three-year period.

David received his Bachelor of Science in business management from William Woods University & also received NRECA Management/Strategy Certifications.