District 5 – Incumbent Fred Harper

Fred Harper

NEC Director

Educational Background
  • Grade School and High School in Round Valley
  • Pharmacy Degree – University of Arizona
  • Professional Compounding Centers of America
Current Occupation
  • CEO and Owner Western Drug
  • CEO and Owner St. Johns Drug
  • Pharmacist at Western Drug
Business/Employment History
  • Western Drug CEO, Owner, Pharmacist
Community Involvement /Civic Organizations
  • Apache County Workforce Development
  • Chamber of Commerce Executive Board
  • Church Deacon and session member
  • RCORP Consortium Member (Rural Communities Opioid Response Program)
Awards/Honors:
  • 2012 Round Valley Citizen of the Year
Other Information
  • Completed All Available Board Certifications through NRECA (National Rural Electric Cooperative Association):
    • CCD – Cooperative Credentialed Director
    • BLC – Board Leadership Certificate
    • Director Gold Certificate
  • Through Board and Management negotiations with TEP as our supplier of power and our ability to contract on the open market, NEC has saved members approximately $55,000,000 from 2016 through 2020.
  • I desire to give back to the communities where I grew up, live, and work by using my years of business experience.
  • My Values: Honesty – Integrity – Hard Work
    • I have a vested interest in safe, reliable, and cost-effective electricity. Navopache’s electric rates are among the lowest in the state.
    • I have a history going back to a great uncle that started Round Valley Power and Light Company in the 1920’s
    • I am easily accessible for concerns.