Mohave Electric Announces New Chief Financial Officer

Published by The Bee News

August 1, 2022

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Bullhead City, AZ – Mohave Electric Cooperative first welcomed Tyler (Ty) Elizabeth Weldon to MEC’s accounting department in 2017. Over the past 5 years, Ty has served in multiple positions within MEC’s accounting department while furthering her cooperative education through NRECA’s MIP Select and Supervisor and Manager Development Program.

Current CFO Arden Lauxman has officially announced his retirement after 14 years of devoted service to Mohave Electric. On July 26, 2022, Ty Weldon was offered and accepted the position of Mohave Electric’s Chief Financial Officer and will work along with her mentor, CFO Lauxman, until his retirement in January 2023.

As Mohave Electric’s CFO, Ty will be responsible for directing and overseeing financial activities of the cooperative, managing the Accounting and Member Service Departments, the audited financial reports, and regulatory reports to the Arizona Corporation Commission and other agencies. Additionally, Ty will be working on MEC’s fiber-optic project and reporting.

“On behalf of MEC, the Board of Directors, and myself, we thank Ardie for his compassion and dedication to our members, his passion for volunteerism, and for leading the cooperative for more than a decade to its current financially sound position. We welcome Ty who brings a wealth of experience as someone that has worked within the cooperative model and with our members for the past 5 years,” said Tyler Carlson, CEO, Mohave Electric Cooperative. “Her familiarity lets her jump right into this role.”

Ty has lived in Mohave County for 12 years. Before moving to Bullhead City, she resided in Chandler, Arizona. Weldon received her Bachelor of Business degree from W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University.  Tyler enjoys travelling and playing in the Bullhead City and Kingman softball leagues. She looks forward to continuing her volunteer work with various local organizations such as Catholic Charities and Bullhead City’s Shop with a Cop.

Founded in 1946, Mohave Electric Cooperative is a not-for-profit utility providing reliable, cost-effective power to 36,700 members, 43,500 meters, with more than 1,555 miles of line spanning areas from Bullhead City to Topock on the west, Hualapai to Burro Creek to the south, and Nelson to the east. MEC is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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