JASON KENNER, COWART SEAFOOD CORPORATION’S PRESIDENT AND MANAGER, is responsible for the daily operations at one of Virginia’s largest oyster planters and harvesters. He also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in crop and soil environmental science from Virginia Tech and works on his family’s farm, Kenner Farms.
Kenner has now added another important role to his resume. He recently joined Northern Neck Electric Cooperative’s board of directors. He was appointed to the board in October to represent members who live in Lancaster County. “Jason Kenner is a great fit for the NNEC board,” says NNEC Board Chairman Hunter Greenlaw Jr. “His passion for this cooperative, this community, and this region paired with his business acumen, will be a great asset to the boardroom as we strive to make decisions that best serve our membership.”
As a not-for-profit electric utility, NNEC is governed by a seven-member board, elected by those served by the cooperative. Directors must be members of the cooperative and serve three-year terms.
Kenner, who resides in Lively, Va., with his girlfriend and their five children, has an extensive history of service to the community. In his youth, he earned the Eagle Scout Award. He is a member of the Northumberland County Young Farmers and the Warsaw Bauman Mason Lodge #332. He is also a member of Lebanon Baptist Church in Alfonso, Va. Kenner is looking forward to representing NNEC members by diligently serving on the board.
“I am humbled to have been appointed to this important position and will work hard to help the cooperative continue its mission to improve the quality of life in our communities,” he says.