Serving North Texas Since 1937

Board of Directors

They live in your neighborhoods, shop in your stores and—like you—receive monthly bills from CoServ. They are your CoServ Electric Board of Directors, democratically elected CoServ Members who oversee the operations of your cooperative and work collectively to represent the best interests of their fellow Members. Directors are not CoServ Electric Employees and are not part of the day-to-day business decisions. Each lives in one of the seven districts that make up CoServ's service territory, and each represents all CoServ Members.

If you have an issue with CoServ that you do not believe has been adequately resolved by CoServ Executives, you can email CoServBoard@coserv.com.

Board District Map and Election

The CoServ Electric service area is divided into seven districts. Every year, Board seats in two of these districts are up for election. Every third year, three Board seats are up for election. Each Director lives in one of the seven districts that make up CoServ's service territory to ensure geographic representation, but each Director represents all CoServ Members. Every summer, CoServ Electric conducts its Annual Meeting for Members. Before the meeting, the cooperative is required under its bylaws to notify each Member (as of the record date) residing in a district where a Director’s term is expiring that a Director for that district is to be elected at the Annual Meeting. Once a candidate is nominated, all Members, no matter which district they reside in, can (and should) cast votes in the election. Read Article IV of CoServ Electric's Bylaws for more details.


  • Richard Muir

    District 1 Director
    Current term 2021–2025
    • CoServ Board Member since 2010 (former Board Member 1975–1982)
    • Lifetime Sanger and Krum area resident
    • Active in Sanger business community over 40 years
    • Past bank director for 25 years
    • Past owner of local insurance agency for 32 years
    • UNT graduate and LSU School of Banking graduate
    • Sunday school teacher at Sanger church over 30 years
    • United Way income tax service volunteer 7 years
  • Leon Pelzel

    District 2 Director
    Current term 2022–2026
    • Joined the Board in 2001
    • Lifetime Pilot Point resident
    • Owned and managed a farm business since 1974
    • Past American Red Cross Disaster Action Team volunteer
    • Active member of St. Thomas Aquinas Church
  • Chris McCraw

    Vice Chairman and District 3 Director
    Current term 2020–2023
    • Joined the Board in December 2015
    • Born and raised in McKinney
    • CoServ Member since 2003
    • Owner, McCraw Properties, Inc. since 1998
    • Past experience includes real estate brokerage/investments and commercial development
    • Texas Christian University, BBA
  • Mark Rutledge

    District 4 Director
    Current term 2020–2023
    • CoServ Member and Little Elm resident since 2004
    • Co-founder and Owner/Partner of Momentum Mechanical
    • Over 15 years of service to Little Elm ISD
    • Little Elm Civilian Police Academy/Patrol
    • CEO of the Year 2020—Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA)
    • BSME, Mechanical Engineering, Prairie View A&M University (1985)
  • Trisha Sheffield

    Secretary/Treasurer and District 5 Director
    Current term 2021–2025
    • Joined the Board in 2018
    • CoServ Member since 2004
    • Lewisville ISD Education Foundation, Board Member
    • Past Lewisville ISD Board Trustee, President (3 years)
    • PediPlace, Board Secretary
    • BBA Marketing/Management from Texas A&M
    • Active member at Park Cities Baptist Church
    • Bible Study Fellowship (BSF) Group Leader
  • Bill Ragsdale

    Chairman and District 6 Director
    Current term 2020–2023
    • Joined the Board in 2010
    • Lifetime Denton County resident
    • President/Owner—manufacturing company since 1981
    • President/Owner—property management company since 1989
    • Liberty Christian Board of Trustees for 7 years
    • Past Board President of Denton Country Club
    • Active member of Rock Pointe Church, Flower Mound
    • Chair of Power Supply Committee at Brazos Electric
  • Chance Adair

    District 7 Director
    Current term 2022–2026
    • Appointed to the Board in 2021
    • Northlake resident
    • UNT Graduate and football letterwinner
    • UNT Letterman’s Association Board member since 2020
    • Financial Advisor at Edward Jones
    • 17 years experience in the financial services industry