Members of Heartland REMC (will cast their votes for four directors at this year’s meeting to be held virtually on June 26.) As in the past, members will vote right after they go through registration. Results of the balloting will be announced at the end of the business meeting.
Directors serve three-year terms. Biographical information on each of the candidates follows.
DISTRICT 4 | Mathew Quickery
“My goal as a director is to ensure the members keep receiving the best quality service and rates on their electricity as well as broadband internet.”
Mathew Quickery is a vice president with Bippus State Bank and has been in the banking business for 18 years, 14 of those years with Bippus State. He currently works in the Roanoke office.
A graduate of Huntington North, he has a degree in business administration from the University of St. Francis.
Quickery is currently on the Parkview Huntington Hospital Foundation board. He is a member of the Roanoke Chamber of Commerce and the Roanoke Beautification Foundation.
Quickery and his wife, Elizabeth, have two daughters and attend the St. Joseph Catholic Church. They have been members of the REMC for 11 years. Quickery has served on the Heartland REMC board of directors for six years.
DISTRICT 7 | Adam Fusselman
“I would be honored to continue to serve the members, and ensure their best interests are a priority as Heartland REMC’s electric and now, fiber footprint continue to grow. It has been a privilege to serve as a director and I would be grateful to serve another term for the members.”
Adam Fusselman is the senior vice president of residential lending at Bippus State Bank. He has been with Bippus State Bank for 14 years.
He is a graduate of Huntington North High School and received his degree in acccounting and financial management from the International Business College.
He is a member of Kiwanis and the Youth Services Bureau. Fusselman is also a Credentialed Cooperative Director.
Fusselman and his wife, Katie, have two children and they attend the Central Christian Church. They have been longtime members of the community. Fusselman has a family history in Huntington County dating back over 100 years! The Fusselmans have been members of the REMC for four years and reside in the home that Fusselman’s late grandparents, Ivan and Thais Wilhelm, lived in.
DISTRICT 10 | Ralph Keefer
“My goal is to direct Heartland REMC in a manner that provides the resources necessary for our co-op to continue providing outstanding, reliable, and essential services to our members.”
Ralph E. Keefer has been an electrical engineer for over 25 years.
A graduate of Wabash High School, he is a member of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association and is involved in outdoor activities.
He and his wife, Phylian, attend the Markle United Methodist Church. He has two daughters and six grandchildren.
Keefer has been a member of the REMC for 31 years and has served on the Heartland REMC board of directors for 12 years.
DISTRICT 35 | D’Ann Stouffer
“My goal is to assure our members get a fair price for electricity and their interests are always considered making financial decisions.”
D’Ann Stouffer is retired from teaching science at Southwood High School after 34 years of service. She currently is part of the Hoosier Association of Science Teachers and is a member of Wabash Friends Church.
Since retirement, she has regularly donated her time to the community and is a past president of the Hoosier Association of Science Teachers and a past board member of the Wabash Community Foundation. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree from University of Utah and Ball State and completed her master’s degree at Ball State as well.
Stouffer and her husband, Bobby, have two grown married sons, five grandchildren and a great granddaughter. They have been REMC members for 44 years.
Stouffer has served on the REMC board of directors for 18 years and is a Credentialed Cooperative Director. In her 18 years on the cooperative board Stouffer was not only the first female director but also the first female board president.