Rick joined Wabash Valley Power Association in February of 1979 as Senior Accountant. He has served the company as Vice President of Power Supply and Chief Operating Officer. He was named President and CEO of WVPA in August 2005. Rick earned his BS in Accounting from Ball State University in 1976, received his CPA in 1978, and earned an MBA (with an emphasis in finance) from Indiana University in 1984.
Mr. Coons is a Director on the ACES Power Marketing Board of Managers and serves as Chairman of the ACES Power Marketing Risk Oversight and Audit Committee as well as serving as a member of the ACES Executive Committee. Rick is also a Director and Officer (Secretary) for the National Renewables Cooperative Organization (NRCO) and a member of the Finance Committee on that board. Mr. Coons also holds the position of Chairman of the National G&T’s Technical Advisory Committee and CEO/Chairman for sgSolutions, LLC.