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 Powder River Energy members.
Mike has been working in the electric cooperative industry since 1983. Before coming to Powder River Energy in October of 2000 he was employed by Wolverine Power Supply Generation and Transmission Cooperative in Cadillac, Michigan, as Vice President of System Operations. Prior to that, he worked at Copper Valley Electric Association in Valdez, Alaska for 10 years where he was the Chief Operating Officer. Mike’s first job at an electric cooperative was with Western Farmers Electric Cooperative, a Generation and Transmission Cooperative, in Anadarko, Oklahoma.
Mr. Easley serves as a gubernatorial appointment to Wyoming Infrastructure Authority (WIA) and served as its chairman until 2016. The WIA is a state 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 also appointed to the Wyoming Business Council Board of Directors.