David Lang has announced his resignation from the Trinity Valley Electric Cooperative Board of Directors. He was elected to the board in 2010 representing District 7, which encompasses the southern part of the TVEC service territory.
Lang had a successful career running multiple businesses before returning to settle down in Bradford, near his boyhood home of Larue.
Board members were tasked with appointing a replacement director to fill the District 7 seat until that place is up for election later this year.
Jack Endres has accepted that appointment, bringing his experience of nearly three decades of corporate leadership to the co-op.
Endres’ initial career trajectory was in tax law, following degrees from the University of Texas, Southern Methodist University and New York University. An opportunity to lead the hospital in his hometown of Muenster shifted his focus to health care administration, which also led him to leadership roles at East Texas Medical Center (now UT Health) in Jacksonville and Athens.“I am mainly hoping I can use my experience in law and in health care management to bring some insights that may be helpful to our board,” Endres said. “Our role as a board is to guide management, set policies and measure performance, so I do have experience in those areas.”
While health care and electric service may be very different industries, Endres noted that both services are vital to every member in a community, every household and business.
“Another thing I see in common between the electric industry and healthcare is the amount of regulation in all aspects of the business,” Endres said. “I have a lot of experience dealing with that, including helping legislators understand the day-to-day impacts of the laws and regulations they impose.
Endres has previous board experience with North Central Texas College, Trinity Valley Community College, the Texas Hospital Association and the Texas Organization of Rural and Community Hospitals, which honored him with its Gordon Russell Award for outstanding achievement in hospital administration.
Endres and his wife, Mary, live in the Larue area. They have four children and two grandchildren.