Board of Trustees' Bios

David Evans, Secretary - District 1 (Israel & Oxford Townships)

David Evans is a resident of Oxford Township, has been a cooperative member since 1997 and he has served as a trustee since 2006. He has earned his Credentialed Cooperative Director and Board Leadership certificate through the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA). David is employed by Art Evans & Sons Inc. David and his wife Dawn, have four children, Ashley, Brooke, Aubrey and Bryan. He enjoys antique tractors, 4-wheeling and spending time with his family.

Jim Meador - District 2 (Milford Township)

Jim Meador resides in Milford Township and has been a member of the cooperative since 1978. He has served on the board of trustees since 2006. Jim has earned the Credentialed Cooperative Director and Board Leadership certificates through the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA). Jim retired from Miami University after 30 years of working at the power plant. He has been on the Milford Township Fire Department for 33 years and served as assistant chief for seven years. He also has been a board member for the Miami University Credit Union for 11 years. Jim and his wife, Karen, have three children and three grandchildren. In his free time, Jim enjoys woodworking, reading, traveling and history.

Thomas McQuiston, President - District 3 (Somers Township)

Tom McQuiston is the current president of the board. He is a resident of Somers Township and has been a member of the cooperative since 1971. He has also been a trustee for the cooperative since 1981 and has been president of the board since 1989. Tom is a self-employed farmer, and has been on the Preble County Farm Bureau's board and is a past president, a board member of the Landmark/Harvest Land cooperative and a two-term Preble County Commissioner. Tom is a member of the Farm Bureau Advisory Board and a member of the Morning Sun Presbyterian Church. He and his wife, Karen, have three children and seven grandchildren. His hobbies include movies, playing cards and farm toys.

Tammy Mann - District 4 (Gratis and German Townships)

Tammy Mann is a resident of Gratis Township and has been a member of the cooperative since 1998. Tammy has served as a trustee since 2016. She is a graduate of Franklin High School and Hondros College of Insurance. She is an insurance agent for Allstate Insurance Company. Tammy has coached many young people in different sports and her company, Tammy Mann Insurance Agency, participates in Toys for Tots.

Bob Hoelle, Vice President - District 5 (Wayne and Madison Townships)

Bob Hoelle is a resident of Wayne Township and has been a member of the cooperative since 1978. He has served as a cooperative trustee since 2001 and vice president since 2003. Bob has earned the Credentialed Cooperative Director and Board Leadership certificates offered by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA). Bob is a farmer and was a Wayne Township trustee for 36 years. He has also served as a trustee with the Southwest Regional Water District and is a member of the Butler County Farm Bureau. Bob and his wife, Gloria, have five daughters. He enjoys spending time with his four grandchildren and woodworking in his free time.

Ronald Kolb - District 6 (Reily Township)

Ronald Kolb is a resident of Reily Township and has been a member of the cooperative since 1966. Ronald has also been a trustee for Butler Rural Electric Cooperative since 1990. He is a retired farmer and also served in the U.S. Air Force Reserve. Ronald has earned the Credentialed Cooperative Director and Board Leadership courses that are offered by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECCA). He has also been a member of the Butler County Fair board for 15 years and has served as both the vice president and president of Butler County Pork Producers. Ronald and his wife, Janice, have three children and six grandchildren. He enjoys collecting and restoring John Deere 110 lawn mowers and helping his son with his pulling truck.

Michael Tilton - District 7 (Hanover & St. Clair Townships)

Michael Tilton is a resident of Hanover Township and has been a cooperative member since 1992. Michael received his Credentialed Cooperative Director and Board Leadership courses through the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA). He has served as a member of Butler Rural Electric Cooperative's Board of Trustees since 2003. Michael is retired from his position as Chief Deputy at the Butler County Auditors Office. He was a board member for the Farm Bureau for 10 years, and has been a Special Deputy the Butler County Sheriff's Mounted Patrol since 1994. Mike is also Chairperson of the Hanover Township Park Committee. Michael also serves as the committee chair for Cub Scout Pack 937. Michael and his wife, Teresa, have three children.

Robert Spaeth - District 8 (Morgan & Harrison Townships)

Robert Spaeth is a resident of Morgan Township and has been a cooperative member since 1974. Robert has been a Butler Rural Electric Cooperative trustee since 2009. While serving, he has earned the Credentialed Cooperative Director Certificate and the Board Leadership Certificate from the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA). Robert is a retired member of the Morgan Ross Athletic Association, after serving as trustee for 12 years. Robert has two children. He is a self-employed carpenter and enjoys fishing and tractor pulls in his free time.

William (Butch) Foster Jr. - District 9 (Ross, Fairfield, Crosby and Colerain Townships)

William (Butch) Foster Jr. is a resident of Ross Township and has been a cooperative member since 1986. Butch has served as a trustee since 2016. He works for Ford Motor Company, is a waste water operator and is also a farmer. He graduated from Ross High School and Eastern Kentucky University. He is a trustee for the Ross Community Methodist Church and is active in the Oxford Masonic Lodge. He is also a past parent committee chair and assistant troop leader with Boy Scout Troop 923.