Board, CEO & Attorney
Shelby Energy Board of Directors
Ashley Chilton has been a Shelby Energy Director since 1976 and serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors. He serves the Cooperative District II that encompasses Henry County.
Mr. Chilton graduated with honors from the University of Kentucky with a B.S. degree in Agricultural Economics. He also attended the Louisiana State University School of Banking and the Kentucky School of Banking.
Mr. Chilton was President of Cubbage and Chilton Insurance Agency from 1980 to 2000. He was a real estate broker for 50 years and currently owns rental properties. He is a past Board member of Long Silo, and a past Director of PBI. Mr. Chilton is also a Kentucky Colonel, a farmer and a member of the Henry County Historical Society.
Shelby Energy Members can contact Ashley Chilton at (502) 878-2121 or at SECboard@shelbyenergy.com with the subject line "District 2".
Roger G. Taylor
Roger G. Taylor has been a Shelby Energy Director since 1991 and serves as Secretary-Treasurer of the Board of Directors. He serves the Cooperative District II that encompasses Henry County.
Mr. Taylor graduated from the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor of Science degree in agriculture education.
He is a farmer and serves on the boards of United Citizens Bank and Little Kentucky River Watershed District.
Shelby Energy Members can contact Roger Taylor at (502) 743-5288 or at SECboard@shelbyenergy.com with the subject line "District 2".
R. Wayne Stratton
R. Wayne Stratton has been a Shelby Energy Director since 1987. He serves the Cooperative District I that encompasses Shelby County.
He graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a degree in accounting. Mr. Stratton is a Certified Public Accountant and a partner in the accounting firm of Jones, Nale and Mattingly.
He serves or has served on the Boards of Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority, Kentucky Student Loan Corporation, Republic Bank & Trust Company, Shelby County Industrial Authority, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Shelbyville Municipal Water & Sewer Commission, Kentucky Bankers Association Tax Committee, ACES Power Marketing and served as chairman of the East Kentucky Power Cooperative. He is also President of the Kentucky Society of CPA’s.
Shelby Energy Members can contact Wayne Stratton at (502) 633-5362 or at SECboard@shelbyenergy.com with the subject line "District 1".
Diana Arnold has been a Shelby Energy Director since 2011. She is a graduate of Berea College, and earned graduate hours from Eastern Kentucky University, Stanford University and University of Louisville to complete a masters degree and Rank I.
Ms. Arnold has retired from teaching after 33 years in Oldham and Trimble Counties. She also coached and served as athletic director.
Ms. Arnold currently owns and operates a season lawn care service. She resides in Bedford and will serve District III, which encompasses Trimble County and portions of Carroll and Oldham Counties.
Shelby Energy Members can contact Diana Arnold at (502) 255-7030 or at SECboard@shelbyenergy.com with the subject line "District 3".
Pat Hargadon has been a Shelby Energy director since 2011. He resides in Waddy with his wife and two children and will serve District 1 which encompasses all of Shelby county and those portions of Anderson, Franklin, Jefferson and Spencer counties served by the cooperative. He is a graduate of Shelby county high school and attended the University of Louisville. He is a graduate of Leadership Kentucky and the Philip Morris Agricultural Leadership Program. Mr. Hargadon has been an agent with Kentucky Farm Bureau since 1986 and became the Agency Manager in 2000.
Mr. Hargadon currently serves as a Director of the Shelby county Industrial Foundation and Citizens Union Bank. He also serves as a Commissioner on the US 60 Water District and as Assistant Council Commissioner for the Lincoln Heritage Boy Scout Council. In the past he has also served as President of the Shelby county Chamber of Commerce, Chairman of the Shelby county Red Cross, President Pof the Waddy Ruritan Club, Chair of the Kentucky Commission on Community Volunteerism and Service, Chair of Leadership Shelby and Shelby county United Way Campaign.
In 1997 Pat was named by Business First to "40 under 40" of Metro Louisville's foremost young business leaders. In 2010 the Kentucky School Board Association honored Pat with their "Friend of Education Award".
Shelby Energy Members can contact Pat Hargadon at (502) 829-5047 or at SECboard@shelbyenergy.com with subject line "District 1".
Debra J. Martin was selected President and CEO of Shelby Energy Cooperative, January 1, 2007.
She holds a bachelor of business administration with a minor in business management from McKendree College. She is a graduate of the 2001 NRECA Management Internship program.
Ms. Martin has more than 26 years of experience in the electric utility industry and over 12 years of experience in the banking and financial industry.
She is a director of the Kentucky Association of Electric Cooperatives, United Utility Supply and the Shelby County Industrial & Development Foundation along with serving on various committees at East Kentucky Power Cooperative.
Donald Prather has been the attorney for Shelby Energy Cooperative since 1990. He graduated from the University of Kentucky and was a member of the leadership honorary ODK.
Mr. Prather has served as an officer and director for the Shelby Development Corporation. He has been active in Habitat for Humanity for many years and president for five years. He has served as a deacon at First Christian Church. Mr. Prather is married with three children.