Thank you Directors Stockwell and DeSpain for your years of service on the Trico Board
The Trico Board and Trico’s staff would like to thank Directors Barbara Stockwell and Brad DeSpain for their years of service on the Board. Barbara has been on the Board since 1979, while Brad joined in 1994.
“I want you to know I greatly appreciate the years of support that you have provided me as I served on Trico’s board and I want to thank you,” Brad said. “I wish that I could shake people’s hands and hug you and let you know how much it meant to me in my life.”
Brad and his wife, Donna, have been Trico Members for 50 years. He has served on the Trico Board for 25 years. He is a self‑employed rancher. He was Utilities Director for the Town of Marana and managed the Cortaro-Marana Irrigation District.
Brad said since he started on the Trico Board in the early 90s his main purpose was to help provide electrical energy at a reliable and competitive cost for our Members and agriculture.
“I think of one of the biggest accomplishments for me on the board was the opportunity to help select three CEOs and the progress that Trico has made with those CEOs and for the work that I have done to try to get more reliability,” he said.
Barbara has been a Member for more than 50 years. She was a schoolteacher and owned the Stockwell Honey Co. in Arivaca (with its 1,400 hives) for many years. Barbara remembers when Trico linemen came to her family’s home in Arivaca in 1958 to help set up a pole.
“We are a Trico family from beginning to end,” she said. “Trico likes to be community oriented and responsive to Members’ needs. I was proud to be part of it.”
Barbara said she has cherished representing the Members of District 5, which includes Arivaca, Sasabe and Green Valley.
“It was a good experience and I thank the Trico Members who supported me all these years,” she said.