On-Ramp Wireless announced that Glenn English, former CEO of National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) and a former ten terms Congressman, has joined its strategic advisory board.
English is Chairman of the Board of Advisors for Heartland Energy Partners. He became the fourth CEO of NRECA in 1994 and led the organization for nearly two decades prior to his retirement in March 2013. Under his leadership utility cooperatives became a powerful presence on Capitol Hill and spearheaded the organizations efforts to serve its 42 million cooperative members by providing reliable and affordable energy. He also sat on the Agricultural Energy Work Group’s “25 by 25” Steering Committee, a group dedicated to increasing renewable energy resources that use agriculture and forestry products by 2025.
Prior to joining NRECA, English served 10 terms in the U.S. Congress representing Oklahoma’s 6th district. During his tenure he served on the House Agriculture Committee and as chairman of the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Conservation, Credit, and Rural Development beginning in 1989. He was also a senior member of the Government Operation Committee and Chairman of the Subcommittee on Government Information, Justice, and Agriculture from 1981 to 1989.