Mel Coleman

Mel Coleman is the CEO of North Arkansas Electric Cooperative and the president of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) board of directors. NRECA is the largest trade association based in Washington, D.C., serving the nation’s more than 900 electric cooperatives. Coleman has served in numerous national, state, and local leadership roles in his career. North Arkansas Electric Cooperatives, which is based in Salem, Arkansas, is part of the 17-member Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas, the Little Rock-based cooperative that provides electricity to nearly 500,000 homes, farms, and businesses in Arkansas and surrounding states.