Mike Lindsay has been a director since 2010, served as Treasurer from 2016-2018, and is currently Vice Chairman. He brings over 30 years of experience in the areas of finance and accounting; corporate governance, ethics, and audit to the REC Board. He Chairs the Finance Committee, serves on the HR Committee, and is Board Chairman for RE Communications, a subsidiary of REC.
Mike serves on the Virginia board of the Action Committee for Rural Electrification, a national political action committee focused on needs of electric cooperatives and their Members. Mike served over 20 years in senior Finance positions, including Controller, of a large division of a major international environmental and engineering firm. He is also a small business owner specializing in residential rentals.
His background includes work for the government and large professional service firms concentrating on major operations/maintenance, engineering, solar, geothermal and environmental remediation projects.
Mike's career carried him to Texas, Saudi Arabia, Okinawa, and California before he was able to return to his beloved native Virginia. His numerous professional awards include a Superior Accomplishment Commendation from the Army and Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) for efforts on behalf of military members in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait during Operation Desert Storm.
Mike is a Credentialed Cooperative Director and a recipient of the Board Leadership Certificate. He holds a B.A degree from Emory and Henry College. Mike and his wife Becky reside in Frederick County.
Mike serves as Treasurer of the Families Reaching Out Group, an organization focused on the needs of Foster Families. He served six years on the Board of the Winchester Youth Development Center (including two years as Board President) and in county government as a representative on the Public Safety Committee. He is a member of the Frederick County Farm Bureau and the NRA.