Key Speaker Bios

Ted Case is the Executive Director of the Oregon Rural Electric Cooperative Association, a position he has held since 2009.  A native Oregonian, Ted spent 20 years in Washington D.C., where he served on the staff of U.S. Congressman Bob Smith and the House Committee on Natural Resources. He also served 12 years with the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association and was the Legislative Director of the Government Relations Department.  Ted is a graduate of Pacific Lutheran University and has a Masters in fiction writing from Johns Hopkins University.  He is the author of Power Plays – a book about electric cooperatives and the U.S. presidency. He will talk to IEEE about his new book, Poles, Wires and War: The Remarkable Untold Story of Rural Electrification and the Vietnam War.