Governor Mary Fallin has appointed a Grove bank executive to the Grand River Dam Authority's board of directors.
Ed Townsend succeeds Gregory Grodhaus, and will serve a five-year term.
Townsend is the founder and chief executive officer of Bank of Grove.
"Ed's business sense and commitment to the Oklahoma community will make him a great asset to the GRDA board," Fallin said.
Grand River Dam Authority Chief Executive Officer Dan Sullivan said the GRDA welcomes Townsend's appointment.
"Mr. Townsend brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our board," said Dan Sullivan. "His relationship to the Grove community will bring a vital viewpoint to our board."
Headquartered in Vinita, GRDA is Oklahoma's state-owned electric utility.