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GVEC Management

Darren Schauer

General Manager / Chief Executive Officer

Darren Schauer is the General Manager and Chief Executive Officer of the Guadalupe Valley Electric Cooperative (GVEC) located in South Central Texas. He began working for GVEC during summer breaks while still in college. Upon graduation, he worked in several positions within the Cooperative prior to being named CEO in 2003. As part of his responsibilities as CEO, Mr. Schauer also leads the Cooperative's subsidiary companies:, an Internet Service Provider; GVEC Home, a home appliance sales and service business; and GVDC, a development corporation. He is also President of the GFS Electric Company, an energy management subsidiary.

Darren Schauer is a graduate of Texas A&M University, holding a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Economics, and a graduate of the NRECA management intern program. He is a past Board Chairman of the Association of Texas Electric Cooperatives (TEC) and has served on boards of numerous local community organizations. He currently serves as the Secretary/Treasurer of the Gonzales County Health Foundation (GCHF), and as a board member of the Texas Public Power Association and Power Across Texas.

Darren, his wife, Melissa, and their two children live in Gonzales.

Management Personnel

  • Ky Slone - Management Analyst & Project Coordinator
  • Denise Stewart - Executive Assistant