Meet the director candidates

Posted on Mar 17 2024 in Daviess-Martin County REMC


Amy Burris
Amy Burris

Amy Burris resides in Barr Township with her husband, Jarrod. They have a son, Wade, at Kansas State University and a daughter, Karter, a Junior at Barr Reeve. She works as an accountant at Apexx Enterprises in Montgomery and farms with her husband. Burris is a 1991 graduate of Loogootee High School and earned her Bachelor of Science in accounting in 1995 from the University of Southern Indiana.

She has worked 25 plus years in the financial field in various roles, including cost accountant, financial analyst, and corporate accountant. Burris farms with her husband, which includes maintaining financial records, co-managing the family’s contract turkey operation, cattle herd, and corn and soybean grain farm.

Burris serves as the Daviess-Martin REMC board secretary, has earned the Credentialed Cooperative Director Certificate, and is working towards the Board Leadership Certificate.

Burris was appointed to the Indiana State Soil Conservation Board by Gov. Eric Holcomb in 2019 and sits on the grants committee. She is active as a Martin County 4-H volunteer leader and is treasurer of the Daviess County Youth Livestock Board. The Burrises are members of St. Peter Catholic Church in Montgomery.


Travis Summers
Travis Summers

Travis Summers resides in Loogootee with his wife, Leslie (Blake), and daughter Brooklyn. He works at Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane, managing infrastructure for the Department of the Navy. Summers also owns Summers Consulting Services and is a professional surveyor, engineer, and certified energy manager.

Summers is a Martin County Alliance for Economic Growth board member and previously served on the Perry Water System board. A member of St. John’s Catholic Church in Loogootee, he enjoys running, golfing, and hunting.

Currently in his eighth year on the board, Summers holds the Director Gold Credential from the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association’s (NRECA) Director Education Program. Director Gold is the highest credential in NRECA’s training program. It includes 18 courses that help board members understand the cooperative principles, how the electrical system operates, and how to budget, plan, and care for the system effectively.

During Summers’ board tenure, DMREMC has returned nearly 10 million dollars in capital credits to members while significantly increasing reliability. Summers believes the knowledge and experience he has gained as a REMC board member will help him continue to represent the DMREMC’s members as he works to ensure the reliable delivery of electricity.


John Edwards
John Edwards

John Edwards and his wife, Deb, live in the rural Bryantsville area of Lawrence County. He received his bachelor’s degree from Harding University and was employed with Farm Bureau Insurance until his retirement in 2012. Edwards and his wife are involved with the community, hobbies, and outside interests and are active members of Dive Christian Church in Bedford.

Edwards has served on the REMC board since 1997 and has held all offices on the executive committee multiple times. In addition, he is in his sixth year of serving on the Hoosier Energy REC, Inc. board of directors. He served two years as chairman of the operations committee and is treasurer on the executive board. He has completed all the required director courses from NRECA and has both the Credentialed Cooperative Director and Board Leadership Certificates. He regularly attends seminars and meetings to educate himself in an ever-changing industry. Edwards is a lifelong resident of Lawrence County and is honored to represent his community.