Represented by Director Don Keairns
La Veta, CO
Donald Keairns is presently serving on the San Isabel Electric Board of Directors, representing District 6. Mr. Keairns was first elected to the Board of Directors in 2002. He is a Cooperative Credentialed Director, Board Leadership Certified, and holds the Director Gold Credential from the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association.
Mr. Keairns was previously a system engineer with Lockheed Martin for over 20 years working with the United States Navy on the Trident Submarine and Aegis Cruiser and Destroyer platforms. He is also a successful former business owner in La Veta, CO.
Mr. Keairns is currently serving as San Isabel Electric’s representative on Tri-State Generation and Transmission’s Board of Directors as the Vice Chairman. Mr. Keairns has also served as Chairman of the San Isabel Electric Board of Directors, on the Colorado Rural Electric Association Board and Western United Supply Corporation Board. In April 2010, after serving on the La Veta Town Board for two years prior, Mr. Keairns was elected as Mayor of La Veta and served one term.
Mr. Keairns has been married to his wife, Mitzi, since 1982 and he has two stepsons, two daughters, and enjoys 8 grandchildren.