Chief Executive Officer
Mike Easley is a graduate of Oklahoma State University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering in 1983. He graduated from the Ken Blanchard School of Business at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona with the Ken Blanchard Executive MBA in July of 2008.
As the CEO of Powder River Energy Corporation, Mike is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the electric cooperative. He answers directly to a member-elected board of directors, which is made up of 10 Powder River Energy members. Mike is also the General Manager of Members 1st Power Cooperative, a generation and transmission cooperative of which PRECorp is a member.
Mike has been working in the electric cooperative industry since 1983. Prior to coming to PRECorp in 2000, Mike worked for cooperatives in Oklahoma, Alaska, and Michigan.
Mike serves as a gubernatorial appointment to the Wyoming Infrastructure Authority (WIA) and served as its chair until 2016. The WIA is instrumentality charged with the responsibility of diversifying the state’s economy through the development of transmission, advanced coal to electricity projects, and coal export development.
In 2016 Mike was appointed to the Wyoming Business Council (WBC) Board of Directors. The Business Council works with private businesses, state agencies, local governments, local economic development groups, partners and nonprofits to grow and diversify Wyoming’s economy, create jobs and enhance quality of life.