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General Manager, South Dakota Rural Electric Association
Audry Ricketts became the seventh general manager of the South Dakota Rural Electric Association (SDREA) in Pierre in June of 2000. As the general manager of SDREA, she is devoted to unifying, promoting and protecting the interests of member electric cooperatives in South Dakota. She is the chief spokesperson for the state's 30 consumer-owned, electric cooperatives, and represents the interests of electric cooperatives and their consumers before Congress, the South Dakota Legislature and state agencies.
Audry began her career at SDREA in 1983. Previously, she served as the Director of Member Relations for the Association, and as such she managed the training and development needs for cooperative employees and directors advancing communications and member relations issues.
Audry serves as a director on the following boards: Kids Voting South Dakota, the Energy Safety Association of South Dakota and the Missouri Sedimentation Action Coalition.
Audry and her husband, Bill have one son, John Taylor and they reside in Pierre where they enjoy summer activities on the river.