Energy Cooperative announces retirement of Gary Baker, Vice President of Marketing and Member Services

Energy Cooperative announces the retirement of Gary Baker, Vice President of Marketing and Member Services, after more than 10 years of dedicated service to the Cooperative.

“I want to thank Gary for developing strong community partnerships and remaining focused on cooperative principle number 7, concern for community. Gary worked to expand our member events, including Kids Day and Earth and Energy Day. His dedication to our members and the communities we serve will be missed” said Todd Ware, Energy Cooperative’s President and CEO.

Prior to joining Energy Cooperative Gary owned and operated Baker Media Solutions – a video/multi-media production company – providing professional video production services to central Ohio businesses. In September of 2012, he joined the Energy Cooperative as Director of Marketing & Public Relations and was later promoted to Vice President of Marketing and Member Services. He is a graduate of NRECA’s Management Internship Program (MIP)

Gary continues to be active on the Newark Midland Theatre Association Board of Directors, serving as past president. He is a board member of the Licking County Board of Developmental Disabilities. Gary has been an active member of the Newark Rotary Club since 1987 and is currently serving as District Governor Elect (2024-25) for Rotary District 6690.

Ware stated, “On behalf of the Board of Directors, myself and staff, we are excited for Gary and his family as they embark on this exciting new chapter.” 

The Cooperative’s Board of Directors and management remain committed to their succession planning efforts. The cooperative will formally announce a successor in the upcoming days.