Larry Bays was elected to the United Board of Directors in 1983 and currently serves as vice president of the board. In his tenure on the board, he has earned the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association’s Credentialed Director, Board Leadership and Director Gold certificates. He is a graduate of Lingleville High School and currently resides in Dublin, Texas. As a longtime, diversified agriculture producer, Mr. Bays has been heavily involved in raising registered Black Angus cattle, hay, silage, and nursery shade trees in Erath County. Since 2005, he has represented United on the Brazos Electric Power Cooperative Board of Directors (the generation and transmission cooperative supplying wholesale electric power to United and 15 other cooperatives), where he has served in multiple capacities, including as vice president of the board, as a member of the Executive Committee and as chairman of the Power Supply Committee. In a civic capacity, he previously served for nine years on an elected county committee for the Agriculture Stabilization and Conservation Service (now called the Farm Service Agency), where he headed the committee for eight years. Mr. Bays also served as Lingleville ISD’s school board president for 13 years, retiring in May 2003.