Meet Your Cooperative Directors

We are continuing the series that invites you to learn more about each of the nine members who serve
on the Woodruff Electric Cooperative Board of Directors. This month’s feature is on the Board member that
represents District 2, Jerry Brown.


Jerry Brown started his service on the Woodruff Electric Cooperative Board of Directors in 1982. During his tenure, he has served as Woodruff Electric’s board secretary, vicechairman and chairman. Jerry has served in numerous community and civic organizations. He is a past president and Paul Harris Fellow of the Wynne Rotary Club and the first chairman of the Wynne Parks and Recreation Board. He is a member of the First United Methodist Church of Wynne. Jerry has a family farm in Cross County where he produces rice, soybeans and wheat. His family was selected as the 1992 Cross County Farm Family of the year. His farming career has led to his being an active member on the board of Producers Rice Mill since 1990 and serving on various committees of the Arkansas Rice Federation and USA Rice Federation. Jerry served in the Arkansas House of Representatives from 2007 to 2012 and served on various state committees. Jerry and his wife, Carol, were married in 1967. They have three daughters and five grandchildren. He enjoys traveling with his wife and spending time with his family. Jerry received the Arkansas Pioneer Wall of Fame Award from Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation in 2017. This award is given in recognition of directors with a minimum of 35 years of service on their local distribution cooperative board.

Lineman Scholarship

Woodruff Electric is excited to offer a scholarship to a High School Senior that is interested in pursuing a career as a High Voltage Lineman. Woodruff Electric offers a sponsorship for the High Voltage Lineman training at Arkansas State University – Newport. This program offers an Associate of Applied Science in General Technology with emphasis in High Voltage Lineman. The scholarship covers full tuition and books for all 42 credit hours of the course.

Deadline for applications is March 23, 2020. For further questions about the program contact ASU-Newport at
1-800-976-1676 or visit their website at