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BECi Directors Elected at Annual Meeting - 3/31/2015 -

BECi Directors Elected at Annual Meeting

DeRidder—The results of the Beauregard Electric Cooperative, Inc. (BECi), director elections were announced Saturday during the BECi Annual Membership Meeting at co-op headquarters in DeRidder.

Dale Peterson, District Two Incumbent Director, was re-elected without opposition. Peterson, a resident of Rosepine and owner/operator of Rosepine Family Pharmacy, has served on the BECi Board in District Two since 2004 and is currently serving as board president. Peterson holds a bachelor degree in biology from McNeese State University and a bachelor degree in pharmacy from the University of Louisiana-Monroe. Peterson is a member of the Louisiana Pharmacist Association, Fellow of Society of Consulting Pharmacist, Louisiana Retrospective Drug Reviews, Louisiana Drug Policy and Review Board, St. Joseph Catholic Church, and is a NRECA Credentialed Cooperative Director. Peterson is involved with area school programs that include Big Blue Baseball, DeRidder Football and Rosepine Baseball. Mr. Peterson has also coached Dixie Youth Baseball and Optimist Basketball.

Incumbent director Alan Dane Slaydon was re-elected to represent District Four for a fifth term. Slaydon, receiving 610 votes, defeated fellow candidate James David Cain, who received 267 votes. Slaydon, a resident of Pitkin, has served on the BECi Board in District Four since 2003. Slaydon, Director of the Cardiopulmonary Department at Beauregard Memorial Hospital, is a Registered Respiratory Therapist through the California College for Health Science. Slaydon is a member of Smyrna Baptist Church and is a NRECA Credentialed Cooperative Director.

District Seven incumbent director Douglas Sonnier was elected to represent District Seven for a sixth term. Sonnier, receiving 631 votes, defeated fellow candidate James Dale Deshotel, who received 150 votes. Sonnier, a resident of Oberlin, has served on the BECi Board in District Seven since 2000. Sonnier is a farmer and attends Oaklin Springs Baptist Church. He is a member of the Allen Parish Police Jury and a former member of the Allen Parish Fair Board and the Allen Action Agency Board.

The three directors officially began serving a three-year term at Saturday’s annual meeting.


 

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