Board of Directors

Board member John Irwin Jr.John Irwin Jr. is currently serving as President and has been on our Board since 1976. He was born and raised here in Tacoma, and has been an Elmhurst customer for nearly 41 years. He worked in the electrical industry for 42 years and has been involved in community affairs, mainly with the scouting programs.




Board member Leo DreithLeo Dreith is currently serving as Vice President/Treasurer on the Board of Directors of Elmhurst Mutual. An Elmhurst member for 42 years, and a Board member since 2001, Mr. Dreith is a retired local banker with 39 years of financial experience.




Board Secretary Victoria Lincoln has been a life long resident of Pierce County, with all but eight years as a resident of Spanaway. In her career, she has been involved in energy issues for over 20 years. As a municipal policy associate for the Association of Washington Cities, she covers all energy and telecommunications issues in our State legislature on behalf of the municipal utilities.


Board member Dennis LipkeDennis Lipke is a lifetime resident of Pierce County. He has served on the Board of Directors of Elmhurst Mutual Power and Light since 1981.   Mr. Lipke was President and CEO of Pochel Auto Parts Inc. for 30 years and is currently involved in property management and development in the local area.




Board member Merle AndersonDirector Merle Anderson joined the Elmhurst Board of Directors in 1997. He owned and operated Mister Muffler (133 and Pacific Ave) for 19 years and currently has significant investment in multi-family properties which also subscribe to Elmhurst Mutual.