DeRidder, LA –
Beauregard Electric Cooperative, Inc. (BECi) announces that three directors
have been elected without opposition during the 2011 Board of Director Election
Campaign. According to BECi ByLaws, Section 4.04, "When there is only one
nominee from a particular Directorate District, secret balloting may be
dispensed with and that nominee may be declared elected.” The three directors
will officially begin a three-year term on Saturday, March 26, 2011 during the
BECi Annual Meeting of Members.
Donald R. Bush, District
One Incumbent Director, is a retired school teacher and administrator from the
Vernon Parish School System and has represented his district members for the
past twenty-two years. He attends Cooper Baptist Church, is a member of
Pickering Lodge #477, serves on the board of directors for the West La.
Forestry Festival and is a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Freemason. Bush holds a
Master of Education and a Bachelor of Science from McNeese. Bush resides in
Pickering with his wife, Nelwyn, and they have four children, twelve
grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Director, J.R. Hickman, was re-elected to represent District Three for a
seventh term. Hickman, a retired educator from the Beauregard Parish School
System, is a member of Grace Church, past president and current member of the
Assn. of La. Electric Cooperatives Board of Directors and serves as
secretary/treasurer of the Beauregard Parish Covered Arena Board of Directors.
He has also served on the Beauregard Parish Fair Board, the Beauregard
Cattleman’s Assn. Board, past board member of the High School Rodeo Assn., and
board member of the Beauregard Parish Farm Bureau Assn. Mr. Hickman is a
charter member and past president of the Beauregard Parish Assn. of
Professional Educators in Louisiana (APEL) and a past state board member. He is
a member of the Merryville and DeRidder Lodge and is a 32nd Degree Scottish
Rite Freemason, attended Northwestern State and holds a master plus 30 degree
in education from McNeese State and a Bachelor of Science degree from the
University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He and his wife, Mary, reside in DeRidder
and have three children and ten grandchildren.
Incumbent Director, L. W. Peto Sellers, was re-elected for a third term this
year. Sellers, who is a real estate developer, is a member of the Moss Bluff
United Methodist Church, Moss Bluff Civic Club, Moss Bluff Merchants
Association, and the Moss Bluff Optimist Club. He is also a former member of
the Moss Bluff Economic Board and past president of the Moss Bluff Gravity
Drainage Board. Sellers and his wife, Tina, reside in Moss Bluff. They have
three children and one grandchild.
For more information on BECi's Board of Directors, click here.