Management Team

Executive Team, Umatilla Electric Cooperative

Robert Echenrode, General Manager & CEO

Robert Echenrode joined UEC as engineering manager in March 2013 after 25 years at rural electric cooperatives in the Midwest. He was promoted to UEC General Manager and CEO in March 2016. Previously, he worked six years as general manager of Northeast Oklahoma Electric Cooperative at Vinita, Okla., which serves 38,000 accounts over five counties. He also worked as an engineering manager at Carroll Electric Cooperative, Berryville, Ark.; and Indian Electric Cooperative, Cleveland, Okla. Echenrode has a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from The Ohio State University and an MBA from Oklahoma State University.

Sonja Bogart, Chief Operating Officer

Chris Andersen, Human Resources Manager
Joshua Lankford, Engineering Manager
Lisa McMeen, Finance and Accounting Manager
Todd Reagan, Operations Manager
Hoot Royer, IT Manager
Alec Shebiel, Government Relations Manager
Connie Shrum, Member Services Manager