Board of Directors
Larry Lauman - District 1
Larry has served on the AHEC board since spring of 2011 and is currently serving as Secretary. Larry completed his NRECA Credentialed Cooperative Directors' courses in 2012.
After graduating from Shenandoah High School in 1978, Larry began farming and working for Morelock Feed where he now owns and operates Lauman Feed and Fencing. Larry also continues to farm and has a cow herd. Larry has served as Director on the Page County FSA board; he has been actively involved with the Page County Pork Producers and is member of the St. John's Lutheran Church in Westboro where he is a past Church Council Member.
Larry and his wife Tammy, live on the farm in the Rural Coin area where his Grandparents lived. Larry and Tammy have two children and one grandson, daughter Mackenzie and husband Doug Anderson, grandson Blayton Anderson and son Spencer Lauman.
Larry and Tammy enjoy spoiling their grandson, spending time with their children and family, traveling and going to wineries.
Marvin Gubser - District 1
Marvin has been farming in a family corporation since before he graduated from Hamburg High School. He spent 2 years serving in the US Army in Fort Hood, Texas.
Marvin and his wife, Jeanne, have been married for 40 years. They have 2 sons and 1 daughter, 5 grandsons and 1 granddaughter.
Marvin and Jeanne love to travel on bus trips, go camping, tractor cruising and spending time with their grandchildren. Marvin loves to raise pumpkins and watch the kids pick them out. Marvin is active in the Calvary Community Church in Nebraska City, NE, where he has served in many positions in previous years. He currently serves as Trustee at Calvary Community Church. Marvin has worked with 4-H, Extension Council, Fremont County Fair Board, school communities and Boy Scouts.
Sam Creed - District 2
After graduating from the University of Missouri in 1966, Sam Creed began farming in the Fairfax area. Sam and his wife, Linda, have been involved in the farming community most of their lives.
Sam has served on the AHEC Board since 1990. In 2007, Sam completed the NRECA Credentialed Cooperative Directors' course.
In his spare time, Sam enjoys golf. He also collects toy tractors. Sam is very community minded and is active in several organizations. Those include Optimist Club, Masons and Shriners, Missouri Corn Growers Association, and Sam serves as an Elder at the Fairfax Presbyterian Church. He is also a delegate for Mound City MFA Gas and Oil, serves as Vice-President of the Environmental Resource Coalition and Vice-President of Missouri Renewable Partners.
Nancy Daugherty - District 2
Nancy is the newest member of the board, having been elected in 2013.
Nancy and her husband of 46 years, Kelly, live in the Tarkio/Rock Port area. They have one son and two granddaughters. Kelly operates Kelly's Welding and Repair.
After graduation from Tarkio High School, Nancy attended and worked at Tarkio College in Tarkio for 18 years, resigning as Registrar in 1984. She received a BA in Business Administration from Tarkio College. The "second career" was with the Atchison County ASCS/FSA Office in Rock Port. She retired from FSA in 2012 after 25+ years.
Nancy currently serves as Treasurer and Chaplain of Rock Port's American Legion Auxiliary unit.
In her spare time, Nancy enjoys flower gardening, bowling and watching sports on TV.
Duane Klute - District 2
Duane has served on the AHEC board since 1991, and presently serves as President of the board. Duane has completed the NRECA Credentialed Cooperative Directors' course in 2007. He is also AHEC's representative on the NW Electric Board of Directors, and serves on the Policy Development Committee at NW.
After graduation from high school, Duane began farming in the Westboro area. Duane served six years as a Medic in the 139th USAF Dispensary, Missouri Air National Guard.
He and his wife of 42 years, Sue, live on the farm and in the house his grandparents purchased in 1920. They currently farm 1200 acres. Duane and Sue have three sons and five grandchildren. Duane is a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Westboro where he is a past council member and he presently serves as President of St. John's Cemetery Association.
Traveling is what Duane and Sue love to do, and Duane will play golf anywhere and everywhere.
Craig Heits - District 2
Craig was elected to the Atchison-Holt board July of 2011 and completed the NRECA Credentialed Cooperative Directors course in July of 2013.
Craig and his wife, Louanne, live and farm in the Fairfax and Corning area. They attend Holy Trinity Lutheran Church of Holt County where they teach Sunday school and Craig is an Elder.
After graduating from Rock Port Hugh School, he worked at a local electronics shop and started farming on his own in 1981.
Craig has served 3 terms on the Atchison County FSA County Committee and is currently the President of the Fairfax Drainage District.
Craig enjoys attending area High School sporting events and all activities of his nieces and nephews! He also likes hiking, gardening, and sports of any kind and spending time with family.