Gary R. Roulet
Gary Roulet, a longtime WFEC employee, has served as Chief Executive Officer for the past 14 years. Roulet, who has over 43 years of executive, managerial, supervisory and technical experience with WFEC, began his career with the generation and transmission cooperative in 1974.
Roulet currently serves on the Southwest Power Pool Members Committee, which supports the Board of Directors, the ACES Power Marketing Board of Managers, the Southwestern Power Resources Board, the Board of the Oklahoma Association of Electric Cooperatives and the Board of the Fort Cobb Reservoir Master Conservancy District. In the past, he has served on numerous boards and committees, both industry-related and within the Anadarko community.
Roulet has a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting, with a minor in Computer Science, from Southwestern Oklahoma State University. Roulet and his wife, Gail, reside in a rural area near Newcastle. They have two daughters and one grandson.
Ron Cunningham, Vice President, Power Delivery, began his employment with WFEC in 1974. He worked in various positions within the Accounting and Finance department, including the position of department manager.
In 1995, Cunningham was promoted to senior management, where he served in several positions, including chief financial officer, general manager of Corporate Services, treasurer and financial risk officer and general manager of Transmission and Distribution Services, prior to his current role.
A graduate of Gracemont High School, Cunningham earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Southwestern Oklahoma State University and a Master of Arts degree from the University of Oklahoma and is a Leadership Oklahoma, Class XIV graduate.
Cunningham is also a past president of the Generation & Transmission (G&T) Accounting and Finance Association.
He and his wife, Karen, live in Norman. They have two daughters and two grandchildren.
Jane Lafferty, Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, has over 33 years of experience with WFEC, beginning her career in 1984.
Lafferty has also had positions as a budget analyst and manager of Financial Services. She is a member of the G&T Accounting & Finance Association and previously served as president and as a member of the Accounting Committee of this group. Lafferty is also a member of the Association for Financial Professionals.
She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Oklahoma State University. She, and her husband, Bill, reside in Anadarko. They have a son and a daughter.
Brian Hobbs, Vice President of Legal and Corporate Services, has almost 40 years of service with WFEC, beginning his career with the cooperative in 1978. Hobbs’ responsibilities include providing senior management leadership of the human resource, environmental compliance, risk management, safety, security and information technology functions at WFEC.
Hobbs also focuses on contracting, renewable energy resources, project development, transactional issues and managing the cooperative’s legal issues and outside legal resources.
Hobbs received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Oklahoma and his Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from the Oklahoma City University School of Law. He has also been involved in and held leadership positions in various civic and professional organizations.
Hobbs, and his wife, Laura, reside near Anadarko. They have four daughters, three grandsons and one granddaughter.
Gary Gilleland, Vice President, Generation, has been with WFEC for almost 10 years, and has over 34 years of experience in the generation industry.
He has served as a board member for numerous organizations, including the Fort Cobb Water Conservancy Board, the Texas Tech Advisory Board and the Chamber of Commerce. Gilleland received a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Texas Tech.
He and his wife, Amy, reside in Elgin. They have three daughters and five granddaughters.
Mark Faulkenberry, a longtime employee in the cooperative industry, was promoted to his current role as Senior Manager, Member Relations, in August 2014. Prior to this appointment, he served as Manager of Marketing and Communication at WFEC.
Faulkenberry came to WFEC by way of one of its distribution cooperatives, Alfalfa Electric Cooperative, where he served as Manager of Engineering and Key Accounts for over 15 years. With an additional 15+ years of experience at WFEC, Faulkenberry has a combined total of over 30 years of experience in the electric utility industry.
Faulkenberry graduated from Oklahoma State University, with a degree in Agriculture Engineering Technology. He was a member of Leadership Oklahoma (LOK) - Class 21. Faulkenberry and his wife, Yvonne, reside near Yukon. They have a son and daughter.
David Sonntag was promoted to the position of Senior Manager, Special Projects, in August 2017. Prior to this new role, he served as manager at the Hugo Plant for six years.
Sonntag, who began his career with WFEC in 2000, will be working from WFEC’s Moore Office, but will be traveling to all WFEC locations as necessary. Since being employed with WFEC, he has served in several positions, including: plant engineer and operations superintendent, at the Hugo Plant; and manager, generation engineering at WFEC’s headquarters in Anadarko.
Sonntag earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maryland at College Park. He and his wife, Shontell, live in Norman and have two daughters.