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2011-02-03 / General Stories

Bluebonnet’s Directors Fill Vacant Director’s Seat

Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative’s Board of Directors today selected Suanna Tumlinson to fill the 11th director’s position, which had been vacant since 2002.

“I am very honored and excited to join the Bluebonnet organization,” Tumlinson said. “Bluebonnet is known for advancement in its field through the use of technology, which I wholeheartedly support. I look forward to serving with my fellow directors and being part of the great things happening at Bluebonnet.”

Tumlinson, a former special education teacher and successful businesswoman, lives in Manor. She is the former owner and managing partner of KST Electric, one of Texas’s largest electrical contractors. She currently serves as KST’s executive officer, concentrating her efforts in business development.

In addition to her business ventures, Tumlinson is involved in community activities past and present, including the Manor Chamber of Commerce, the Manor Livestock Booster Club, the Manor Athletic Booster Club, the Manor Youth Association, the Travis County Youth Show and the Austin-Travis County Livestock Show.

Bluebonnet began the process to fill the 11th director’s position last year. The cooperative received 15 applications and a search committee comprised of four Bluebonnet directors and three members of the nominating committee narrowed the field to three candidates. Bluebonnet’s directors held a special meeting Tuesday, January 25, 2011, during which they interviewed the three finalists. Tumlinson was chosen by unanimous vote.

“The process was both pleasant and nerve-racking,” said Rick Schmidt, Bluebonnet’s board chairman. “Pleasant because we got to meet and visit with so many great people, but nerve-racking because we had to choose only one of them. It was a tough decision.”

Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative has been serving its members since 1939. For more info, go to bluebonnetelectric.coop or follow us on twitter.

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