Board Members

The Energy Cooperative of Ohio’s board of directors is currently made of people, who themselves have accepted ECO’s principles and are members either at home or with their businesses.

John Zornes
Chief Financial Officer
Energy Cooperative of Ohio
Board Member since October 2001

John graduated with a bachelors degree in accounting from Mount Vernon Nazarene University in 1977.  John has been the acting Chief Financial Officer for Energy Cooperative of Ohio and Secretary/Treasurer of Energy Cooperative of Ohio Board since 2003.  Prior to that he was an accountant with Capitol Mfg Co (Div of Harsco Corp) from 1981 – 2002.

Justin Whitley
Board Member since June 2017

Justin is a 2005 graduate of Mount Vernon Nazarene University with a degree in Business Management and is currently a professional within the financial services industry.  He has spent the past 6 years working for a large national bank and currently serves as the Vice President in their consumer and community banking division.  He is driven to lead diverse groups of people to increased production and career development while maintaining a great work/life balance.

Marc Runck Sr.


Don May
Board Member since October 2001

Don’s career has consisted of work in the oil and gas industry, State of Ohio Division of Mines, Energy Management, hospitality fields, and past restaurant franchisee owner.  He is a resident of the Columbus area and a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with a degree in Geological Engineering.

Jim Maholm
Board Member since January 2005

Jim, has worked in the energy business in different capacities since 1997.  He has owned his own business development and consulting firm. Jim has worked specifically in commercial deregulated markets including telecommunication, natural gas and electricity.  Jim has worked and consulted for different energy companies over his tenure. Jim currently holds the role and title as Energy Procurement Manager for a large energy technology firm based in Boston MA.    A graduate  of The Ohio State University and resident of Dublin Ohio Jim is married and father of 5 children.