VEC Customers Share Board Welcomes Three New Members

Three new representatives have been appointed to the all-volunteer VEC Customers Share Board that oversees VECustomers Share donations. Board members are appointed to serve three-year terms and are eligible to serve two consecutive terms.


The VECustomers Share board members serve on a volunteer basis and receive no compensation for their service. Each month they review grant applications and allocate funds that have been made available by members who choose to have their electric bills rounded up to the next whole dollar. The money is distributed each month by the board and donated to community service organizations. Since the program began in 2001, over $7.1 million has been awarded to local community organizations in VEC’s 17-county service area.


The service term recently expired for VECustomers Share Board members Barbara Rector representing Pickett county, Joyce Woods representing Meigs county and Mark Justice representing Fentress, Morgan, and Scott counties.

Galen Rector was appointed to represent Pickett county. Rector and his wife have served previously on the Shares board and are committed to helping their community.

Kelli Crouch was appointed to represent Fentress, Morgan, and Scott counties. Crouch has lived in Jamestown for 36 years. She is a graduate of York Institute and Tennessee Tech. She is the Senior Vice President for Union Bank in Jamestown. She has also served as a board member of Creative Compassion, INC. in Crossville, TN.
“I am pleased to have been selected to be a member of the VEC Customers Share Board. I look forward to supporting local projects that will benefit Fentress County,” stated Crouch.

Marie Whitted was appointed to represent Meigs county. Whitted’s family has resided for many generations in the Meigs County area. She was a stay at home mom for 19 years. She also helps run The Miller Family Farm, which raises Black Angus. Whitted was in the Banking industry before staying home with her children. She is the financial secretary and chairman of the Decatur UMC Pastor Parish Relations Committee.
“I am very honored to be a part of this wonderful program. Our community is full of many amazing organizations and groups that support so many in our county, and I hope through the VEC Customers Share’s program, they can continue,” said Whitted.