Dave Cooke - Director



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More than 43 years in the field…

All states, all distributors, munis, co-ops & IOUs, with a vast knowledge of the market and its needs.

Areas of Responsibility: Director, Knowledge and experience with the entire USA Territory.


  • Emory University, Bachelor of Arts, English

  • Minor in Chemistry

Military Service:

  • 1965 – 1972 U.S. Marine Corps

  • Fighter- bomber pilot, post maintenance test pilot in A-6 Intruder, A-4 Sky Hawk

  • F-4 Phantom, and AV8A Harrier. Vietnam Veteran

  • Military occupation specialty: Maintenance officer and pilot

  • Highest rank: Major

  • Utility Background:

  • Worked as cooperative high school student and saw experience in all phases of transmission and distribution line work, including storm damage and warehousing.

  • Grandfather was vice president of Pennsylvania Power & Light Company and father was a manager of Central Virginia Electric Cooperative.

Professional History:

  • 1972 – 1978, Engineer Sales Company - N.C. area manager

  • 1978 - 2017, Utility Service Agency - President

  • 2017 - 2019, Utility Service Agency - CEO

  • 2019 - Present, Director

I’d rather be shiverin’ in the field with you than sittin’ in this damn office. Gone like a freight train!
— Dave Cooke, CEO, Principal, USA, 40 years