David Swank

CEO, Central Energy Cooperative

David Swank serves as CEO of Central Electric Cooperative, in Stillwater, Oklahoma, and Innovation Pointe, a business platform for harnessing the digital economy thus accelerating innovation in communities and organizations.

Since 2005, Swank has positioned the cooperative as an industry leader. Under his direction, Central integrated UAVs to improved line inspection and disaster relief. His dedication to continual learning led Central to develop a microgrid to serve as a laboratory for energy research and analysis. Swank has spoken at conferences and been featured in RE Magazine, T&D World and Public Utilities Fortnightly.

Swank is passionate about community leadership and serves on the OSU Cowboy Technologies and OSU Research Foundation boards. He is the founder and board member of the the National Research Consortium and is fostering collaboration with universities on multiple smart technology projects.

Swank has received the following recognition and awards:

  • PennWell Utility Automation Award
  • TPI Innovator of the Year
  • Leading Edge
  • OSU Business Partner
  • Meridian Business Partner


Session name: Executive Summit

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