William L. Allen

Vice President | District 5

Email: wla@windstream.net

  • Bill has been the District 5 HILCO representative since June 2004. He has served in various capacities in and around his community, having been a school board trustee for the Whitney I.S.D. along with being a current member of the Advisory Committee for the White Bluff Property Owners Association and currently being a member of the Protective Services Committee and a volunteer of the WB volunteer fire department. He also serves on the Board of San Miguel Electric Cooperative, a power supplier for HILCO.
  • He is a graduate from The University of Texas in Austin , having received a Bachelor of Business Administration. He is licensed as a Certified Flight Instructor and has both owned and operated small business and ranching concerns.
  • In his position as a HILCO director, he has continued his education, having completed the course requirements for the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association's Credentialed Director Certificate (CCD). The courses included:
  • Directors Duties and Liabilities
  • Understanding the Electric Business
  • Board Roles and Relationships
  • Strategic Planning
  • Understanding Financial Planning
  • Credentialed Cooperative Director Certification
  • In addition to the above certification courses, leadership courses completed to earn the NRECA Leadership Certification included:
  • The Role of the Board Chair in Conducting Effective Meetings
  • Cooperative Communications and Public Opinion - The Directors Perspective
  • Creating a Political Action Plan: The Board's Role
  • When Disaster Strikes - Continuity Management and Emergency Response Planning for Directors
  • Appraising and Compensating the CEO
  • Understanding the New World of Power Supply
  • Effective Boards - Why Some Succeed and Some Fail
  • The Role of Renewables in Power Supply
  • Energy Efficiency, Conservation & Demand Response in Today's Cooperatives
  • Capital Credits: Legal and Financial Issues
  • Board Leadership Certification from NRECA