Mark Sustaire was born and raised in Greenwood, TX and graduated from Saltillo High School. Following, he attended A&M Commerce before joining his parents in their dairy business. Currently, Mark, along with his wife and children, own and operate their third-generation dairy, beef cattle and poultry farm. He currently serves on Dairy Farmers of America’s Southeast Resolutions Committee and the Corporate Resolutions Committee. He is a member of Texas Beef Council, the Beef Promotion Research Council of Texas, Texas Association of Dairyman, and the Texas Agricultural Cooperative Council. Previously, Mark has served on the Texas Farm Bureau’s Young Farmer and Rancher Committee, one year as chair. He was also on Texas Farm Bureau’s Dairy Advisory Committee and the American Farm Bureau’s Dairy Advisory Committee. Locally, he is serving his second elected term on the Saltillo ISD School Board where he is currently the board president. He is also a board member of Hopkins-Rains County Farm Bureau. He, along with his family, are involved in the local youth livestock show and are members of the Mt. Vernon-Saltillo Young Farmer Chapter. He and his wife Amy reside north of Winnsboro near Greenwood and are the proud parents of a daughter and a son.
Vice President and Board Member, District Two
Burke Bullock was born in Tyler, TX and is a lifelong East Texas resident. He graduated from Pickton High School and attended and obtained both a Bachelor’s and a Master’s from East Texas State University. He served the community for over thirty years as an agriculture teacher at Winnsboro High School and after retirement acted as a Hopkins County Commissioner for two terms. For 15 years, Burke was also a Winnsboro Volunteer Firefighter. Since 1969 he has owned and operated a successful Dairy. He also currently serves his community as the President of the Cornersville Water Supply. Burke has been a WCEC board member since 1992, and during that tenure he achieved the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association’s highest certification of Credentialed Cooperative Director (CCD), which demonstrates understanding and competencies in five core areas of cooperative governance. He and his wife Sue are the parents of four children and twelve grandchildren and they reside in Winnsboro and attend the Pine Street Baptist Church in Winnsboro.
Board Member, District Three
Kenneth Langley was born in Tyler, TX, and raised in Red Springs. He attended Winona Independent School District from first through twelfth grades, followed by studies at Tyler Junior College and the National Fire Academy. A career firefighter, he served with the Tyler Fire Department where he achieved the rank of Captain before retiring after 30+ years. He also owned and operated 2 Red Springs businesses - Ken’s Country Store and Red Springs Feed.
Over the years, he served his community as both a director and president of the Winona Independent School Board. For over 25 years he has also acted as a board member of Sand Flat Water Supply, where he is currently the Board President. He is a past board member of the Smith County Jr. Livestock Show and a lifetime member and committeeman of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. He has achieved the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association’s highest certification of Credentialed Cooperative Director (CCD), which demonstrates understanding and competencies in 5 core areas of cooperative governance. He and his wife of 47 years, Rosie, reside on their working cattle ranch near Red Springs. They are members of Cross Brand Cowboy Church in Tyler. They have 3 children and 8 grandchildren.
Board Member, District Four
Brent Glenn is a lifelong and proud member of a fourth generation Yantis, TX family. He graduated from Yantis High School and attended East Texas State University, which is now Texas A&M Commerce. He has owned and operated a successful dairy since 1976. He also owns and operates Glenn Cattle Company, which specializes in back grounding feeder cattle and cow and calf operations. He has served as a WCEC Board Member since 2002 and during that tenure he achieved the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association’s highest certification of Credentialed Cooperative Director (CCD), which demonstrates understanding and competencies in five core areas of cooperative governance. Parents of two sonsand one grandchild, Brent and his wife Diane, reside today on the Yantis homestead that his great grandfather settled in the early 1800’s. They attend the First Baptist Church of Yantis.
President and Board Member, District Five
Cathy Roberts is a native-born Texan (Victoria, TX) and spent her pre-school years in Edna, moving to Mineola while in elementary school. She graduated from Mineola High School and received her Bachelor’s in Food and Nutrition from North Texas University and attained her Master’s Degree in Public Health Nutrition from Columbia University Teachers College. For over 30 years she worked as a Closer and President of Don Roberts Abstract & Title Company. Since selling the title company, she is an assistant at her husband’s Quitman law practice. Cathy has been a WCEC board member since 1991, has served as the Secretary/Treasurer, and is currently serving as the Vice President. During her tenure she has achieved National Rural Electric Cooperative Association's highest certification of Credentialed Cooperative Director (CCD), which demonstrates understanding and competencies in five core areas of cooperative governance. She and her husband Richard have two children and one grandson, and reside in Quitman where she attends the First United Methodist Church.
Secretary / Treasurer and Board Member, District Six
Jane Roberson is a native Texan and lifelong resident of Grand Saline. She graduated from Grand Saline High School and attended Tyler Junior College. She received her Bachelor's degree in education from the University of Texas at Austin. Jane was an early childhood education teacher for more than 20 years. She worked both at Grand Saline ISD and Mineola ISD, retiring in 2014. Jane has been a WCEC board member since 1993, and is currently the Secretary and Treasurer. During her tenure on the board she has achieved the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association’s highest certification of Credentialed Cooperative Director (CCD), which demonstrates understanding and competencies in five core areas of cooperative governance. Jane has one daughter, son-in-law, and two grandchildren.
Freddie Ray Jones
Board Member, District Seven
Freddie Ray Jones is a life-long Texan and was born within a mile of his current home, a Ben Wheeler horse and cattle ranch. He is a graduate of Van High School. Upon graduation he went to work in the Oil and Gas Industry for Unocal Corporation, also trademarked and more commonly known as Union 76. He was employed there for almost a decade as an equipment operator and electrician. Following, he spent his career at Texas Department of Transportation, where he worked for 25+ years, retiring as a supervisor of special crews, which performed hot oil, mill and inlay work, as part of the road construction team.
He has served on the board of directors for RPM Water Supply Corporation, a member-owned non-profit water distribution cooperative, where he is also currently the president of the board. In addition to working on his own ranch, Jones is an enthusiastic cowboy and actively works cattle and trains horses on other ranches and has donated his time teaching children and the elderly about horses. He also enjoys rodeoing and calf roping and has been a life-long competitor having earned numerous prizes. He and his wife of 33 years, Ruby, are members of the Mount Zion Methodist Church in Ben Wheeler, where he is also a steward. They are the proud parents of one son.