Governor Appoints Grove Banker To GRDA Board Of Directors

Thursday, September 19th 2013, 7:49 am
By: News On 6

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.