District 1 - Don Black represents Dove Mountain and eastern Marana. Don has been on the Board since 2009. He worked for 35 years at the NASA Dryden Flight Research Center.
District 2 - Brad DeSpain serves the Marana, Avra Valley, and Picture Rocks areas. He’s been a Trico Member for 40 years and has served on the Board for 20 years.
District 3 - Nick Buckelew represents the Three Points area and is President of the Board. He’s a third generation Arizona farmer and operates a small family farm west of Tucson, growing pumpkins and corn for the annual Buckelew Farm Pumpkin Festival.
District 4 - Marsha Thompson serves the Sahuarita area and is Secretary of the Board. She has been a director for 15 years. Prior to serving on the Board, Marsha was a member of the Trico Charitable Trust and Trico Advisory Committee.
District 5 - Barbara Stockwell represents Arivaca, Sasabe, parts of Three Points (Robles Junction), and some of Green Valley. She's been a member of Trico for more than 50 years and has served on the board since 1979.
District 6 - Lawrence Hinchliffe represents the Corona de Tucson and Vail areas and is Vice President of the Board. Larry is retired from the United States Department of Energy where he had a long career as a scientist and safety officer.
District 7 - Jim Pyers represents the SaddleBrooke and Mt. Lemmon areas, and is Treasurer of the Board. Jim is retired from Tucson Electric Power, where he worked for 35 years, most recently as VP of Operations and Engineering.
The Trico Board of Directors is an integral part of Trico’s business operations. The board makes financial, strategic, and other key decisions for the co-op.
Each year, two to three seats come up for election. Any Trico Member can run for one of these seats, provided they reside or operate a business in the district up for election that year. To run for election to the Board, each candidate is required to complete a Candidate Bio and a Nomination Petition. You must obtain 30 signatures from Members running in the District you wish to represent.