Meet Your Board of Directors

July 01, 2021

Salem Electric board members support the work of the general manager and provide mission-based leadership and strategic governance. Directors are elected by the membership and serve three-year terms. Board meetings are held monthly and members are welcome to attend. Dates of upcoming board meetings, board meeting summaries, and minutes of board meetings are available at


Salem Electric is a not-for-profit electric cooperative committed to providing safe, reliable service, with financial integrity, at a reasonable rate, while maintaining good employee relations and great service to our members.



Dave Bauer

Dave Bauer – President

Retired from 3rd generation family insurance agency
Salem Electric member since 2001
Board member since 2014
Current term 2020–2023

Joe Van Meter

Joe Van Meter – Vice President

Retired after 37 years in juvenile corrections
Salem Electric member since 1972
Board member since 2004
Current term 2021–2024

Jerry Berger

Jerry Berger – Secretary/Treasurer

Retired community college administrator
Salem Electric member since 1972
Board member since 2002
Current term 2019–2022

Jeff Anderson

Jeff Anderson – Director

Retired labor leader
Salem Electric member since 1978
Board member since 1985
Current term 2021–2024

Jan Bargen

Jan Bargen – Director

Retired federal employee
Salem Electric member since 2011
Board member since 2019
Current term 2019–2022

Cindy Condon

Cindy Condon – Director

Retired business executive
Salem Electric member since 1987
Board member since 2017
Current term 2020–2023

Angie Onyewuchi

Angie Onyewuchi – Director

President & CEO of Travel Salem
Salem Electric member since 2014
Board member since 2020
Current term 2020–2023