HENDERSON, KY — Susie Givens of Corydon has been selected to fill the Kenergy board seat left vacant by the death of long-time Director Randy Powell.
Powell served District 4 in Henderson County for 40 years before his death on Sept. 12, 2015.
Givens, who is Powell’s daughter, will take her seat on the board at the Feb. 22 board meeting.
“We are pleased Susie Givens has agreed to serve Kenergy and its member-owners,” said Bob White, board chairman. “Susie is an experienced business leader who believes in the cooperative business model. We look forward to working with her.”
Givens is a native of Henderson County. She has worked 44 years in the drilling industry.
Givens is the CEO of Givens International Drilling Supplies, a company she founded in Little Dixie 21 years ago. Givens International provides drilling equipment to heavy construction operations in more than 60 countries.
Givens International’s customers range from local geothermal businesses to the U.S. Navy and Army Corps of Engineers.
Aside from drilling, Givens has been an active member of the National Ground Water Association Board for more than 10 years. She presently serves on its Department of Transportation Committee.
Givens has been a member of the Kentucky Groundwater Association Board for 12 years. And in 2003, the U.S. Secretary of Commerce appointed her to serve on the Kentucky District Export Council Board, on which Givens still serves.
She is a member of the Methodist Hospital Board of Directors.
In accordance with Kenergy’s policy, the board chairman appointed a search committee to recommend a new director after Powell’s death. The committee included three directors and three member-owners from District 4.
Three candidates expressed interest and scheduled interviews with the search committee. However, one later withdrew his candidacy, so two were interviewed.
In addition, Kenergy’s Board of Directors interviewed the candidates before making a final decision.
Givens’ term will expire in 2017.