Great Lakes Energy appoints new COO.

May 3, 2022

Shari Culver

Great Lakes Energy appoints new COO.

Great Lakes Energy (GLE) has appointed Shari Culver to chief operating officer. Culver currently serves as GLE’s vice president of communications and member services and will step into her new position after the seat was vacated with Shaun Lamp’s appointment to CEO.

“Shari’s selfless dedication to our members, employees, and her duty at GLE have played a key role in our success as a cooperative,” Lamp said. “Shari’s wealth of knowledge and talent will further enhance our success in her new capacity. I have tremendous confidence in Shari’s ability to lead our operations as we navigate this rapidly changing industry.”

Culver has worked for the cooperative for nearly 25 years and holds a master’s degree in management, strategy, and leadership from Michigan State University with an undergraduate degree from Grand Valley State University in communications. She will maintain leadership and oversight of communications and member services in addition to her new duties.

Unlike investor-owned utilities, GLE is a not-for-profit business owned by its consumer-members. All Great Lakes Energy assets – even the poles and wires – are owned by its members. GLE provides electricity to roughly 120,000 rural members in 26 counties along the western side of the lower peninsula. Visit for more information.

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