Mayor, City of Cordova; CEO, Cordova Electric Cooperative
Clay Koplin is the Chief Executive Officer of Cordova Electric Cooperative, Inc. Clay has a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Indiana University’s Kelly School of Business. In 1992, he went to work at Kodiak Electric Association as Staff Engineer and registered as a professional engineer before moving to Cordova with his wife Lila in 1998 to work as Manager of Engineering and Operations. In 2007, Clay became CEO for Cordova Electric Cooperative. Clay has served as Cordova Ducks Unlimited Chairman, State of Alaska Marine Transportation Advisory Board, Little League Umpire, Prince William Sound Economic Development District Board, Cordova Chamber of Commerce Board President, Health Services Board, Cordova City Councilman, Cordova Vice Mayor, Northwest Public Power Association Board of Trustees, Alaska Statewide Electric Utility Manager’s Forum Chairman, Alaska Center for Energy and Power Advisory Board, and is currently Mayor of Cordova. His professional specialties include project management, underground electric and communication line design and project management, electric utility business management, strategic planning and execution. Clay enjoys community service, writing, hunting, fishing, and gardening.