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AVECC Board of Directors

2023 Board of Directors Candidate Information 

Director: Sam Davis 

Director Sam Davis managed a beef cattle operation in Johnson County for over 50 years, worked in retail for sixteen years, and has been an Arkansas Valley Electric Cooperative Corporation (AVECC) member since 1971. In addition to serving as a member of the AVECC Board of Directors, Sam has also served as a member of the Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation (AECC) Board of Directors in Little Rock for fourteen years and, during that time, served as the Board Chair. He also served the Arkansas Electric Cooperative, Inc. (AECI) Board of Directors for two years.

Director: Sean Holland

In addition to serving as a Director for Arkansas Valley Electric Cooperative, Mr. Holland is a Cattleman from Sebastian County. Sean has over 60 hours of continuing education directly related to the electric cooperative business model and fiber optic communications. He has achieved Credentialed Cooperative Director (CCD), Board Leadership (BLC), and Director Gold Credential (DGC). Sean has served at the state-wide level on the Arkansas Electric Cooperative Inc (AECI) board, and its subsidiary, Today’s Power Inc. (TPI). Mr. Holland has been one of the earliest supporters of the Wave Rural Connect fiber to the home project, voicing to AVECC management and staff the importance and need of quality high speed internet for the members of Arkansas Valley Electric Cooperative. As a Member/Director, Mr. Holland has addressed the concerns of CO-OP members from all 13 counties served. Sean and his wife, Katie, have three children.  


Director: Belinda Hutchinson

Director Belinda Hutchinson resides in Alma, AR, in Crawford County. She has achieved Credential Coop Director, Board Leadership, as well as Director Gold over the past 19 years of service. Belinda is an independent contractor working with One Source Restoration. She currently serves on the AECC statewide board. She is honored to serve the membership in our rural community while Arkansas Valley improves the quality of life with electricity and fiber.


Tracy Leonard  

Tracy Leonard is a 1993 graduate of Greenwood High School and a lifelong resident of Sebastian County. Tracy grew up in 4-H and served in various roles, including State 4H President, and is an Arkansas 4H Hall of Fame member. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Business from the University of Arkansas. Tracy, his wife Julie, and their four children have a 250-head cow-calf and 500-head stocker operation and also maintain a hay business. Tracy has also been a Superior Livestock representative for 25 years, marketing over 250,000 head of cattle nationally.  

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