Michael I. Wheatley
President & Chief Executive Officer
Wheatley has been the President and the Chief Executive Officer since 2011. He joined the co-op in 1993 as Manager of Financial and Regulatory Affairs, and later became Senior Vice President of Corporate Services in 2002. Graduate of the University of Virginia, he also has a Masters degree in Business Administration from Salisbury University.
Robert P. Behlke
Vice President of Member Affairs
Behlke has been Vice President of Member Affairs since 2001. He joined the co-op in 1974 where he served as a lineman and serviceman. He was later named Denton District Manager in 1991.
Todd R. Bireley
Vice President of Engineering Services
Bireley has been the Vice President of Engineering Services since 2013. Originally hired as a Planning Engineer at co-op in 1990, he is a licensed Professional Engineer. He has a Bachelor's degree in physics from Salisbury University along with a degree in electrical engineering from the University of Maryland-College Park.
Paula J. Bishop
Vice President of Human Resources
Bishop has been Vice President of Human Resources since 2015. Bishop has been the Manager of Human Resources since 2008 and joined the Cooperative in 1998 as a General Ledger Accountant. She graduated from Delaware State University with a B.S. in Accounting.
Lisa H. DeSantis
Vice President of Corporate Services
DeSantis has been Vice President of Corporate Services since 2015. Previously, she was the Manager of Finance & Regulatory Affairs for Choptank Electric and she has 27 years of diverse experience in finance, accounting, and regulatory affairs. DeSantis graduated with honors from Wesley College with a BS in Business Administration and completed her Masters of Science in Accounting and Financial Management in 2014 from the University of Maryland University College.
W. Lance Lockerman
Vice President of Operations
Lockerman has been Vice President of Operations since 2013. Originally employed at co-op in 1986, he served as a lineman and serviceman and was named Manager of Regional Operations in Denton District in 2011.