United Power promotes John Parker to CEO position

BRIGHTON — United Power, a Brighton-based electric cooperative, has promoted John Parker to the position of CEO. Parker served as chief financial officer for the utility since 2006 and has served as interim CEO since the resignation of Darryl Schriver, June 8.

John Parker

“John’s many years of service to United Power, coupled with his extensive experience in the cooperative industry is a great leadership match for this utility,” said United Power board president James Vigessa, in a prepared statement.

Parker’s cooperative experience extends back to 1983, and includes experience at Matanuska Electric in Alaska, Cap Rock Electric Cooperative in Texas and Columbia REA in Washington.

“I am honored to be selected for this important leadership position, and I am excited to lead our extraordinary team of employees into the future,” Parker said. “United Power is a well situated cooperative in terms of growth and finances, and I look forward to helping the cooperative move forward with the many innovative projects under development.”

United Power is a member-owned, not-for-profit electric cooperative serving more than 80,000 homes and businesses along Colorado’s northern front range.