David Lang was born and raised in Anderson County. David is a graduate of LaPoynor high school and Trinity Valley Community College (then HCJC).
David remembers when REA began operation in Anderson County in 1948 and he is proud of what the Co-op has become in his lifetime.
David was elected to the TVEC Board of Directors in 2010 and has earned the Board Leadership Certificate from the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association.
He served four years in the U.S. Air Force and completed his college degree from Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth while working and raising his family.
David has owned and operated three successful businesses, one of which drilled all the water wells for the US troops in Somalia. In 1987, David was honored as an Outstanding Ex-Student of Trinity Valley Community College for his accomplishments in his community and business.
The Small Business Administration selected him as the Small Businessman of the year for the State of Texas in 1997.
David and his wife, Ruth, are community oriented. Along with service on the TVEC board, David recently retired from driving U.S. Veterans from Palestine to the VA Hospitals in Waco & Temple after logging 1,000 volunteer hours.
David and Ruth have been married for 59 years and are active members of the First United Methodist Church in Athens. They have two sons, five grandchildren and three great granddaughters.