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Joseph (Joe) Tedesco

President | District 4


  • Joseph D. (Joe) Tedesco has represented HILCO members in District 4 since 2008. Tedesco is an enthusiastic member of the HILCO Board of Directors and works diligently for the members in his district and cooperative employees. He has been a HILCO member since 2002.
  • He is currently serving as the Area 3 Representative on the Board of Directors for Rural Friends/ACRE, a nonpartisan political action committee representing the interests of 65 electric Cooperatives and 11 Generation and Transmission cooperatives.
  • He and his wife, Melinda, live in Waxahachie. They have three grown children and four grandchildren.
  • He earned a B.A. Degree in Psychology from Cedar Crest College, with minors in Special Education and Computer Science. After retiring from Air Products and Chemicals in Dallas, he began teaching algebra/8th grade math courses in the Desoto Independent School District where he is currently employed. He is furthering his education at the UNT in mathematics.
  • An avid sports fan, Tedesco enjoys golf and motorcycling. He is a former football, basketball and track coach, and was a basketball official at local and state events.