Carlos Tejeda became a member of Mohave Electric Cooperative in 1989. He has served as Board Director for District 2 since 1996. At the June 2017 District 2 meeting, members in attendance recommended Tejeda to continue representing them for a three-year term.
Tejeda attained the Credentialed Cooperative Director Certificate, a recognized measurement of competency on key current issues, through course work offered by National Rural Electric Cooperative Association. He has taken advanced course studies to receive the Board Leadership Certificate. Tejeda was awarded the NRECA Gold Director Certificate in 2016. He regularly updates skills through course training and workshops in the electrical utility field.
Tejeda also serves on the Board of Directors for the Grand Canyon State Electric Cooperative Association.
Tejeda received the Touchstone Energy Power and Hope Recognition Award in April 2011, a program that recognizes cooperative directors and employees who have gone above and beyond to help co-op members in need.
An alumnus of the University of Wisconsin, UCLA and USC, Tejeda holds an Associate of Arts degree and is a graduate of the American Institute of Banking. He has also completed course work in humanities, personnel administration, economics, commercial law and accounting. Prior to opening a full banking branch in Los Angeles, CA. for Bancomer, the largest Mexican Bank, he was employed in the International Banking Department of Security Pacific National Los Angeles for 14 years. Tejeda retired after a 43-year career in international banking.
A former board member of the International Bankers Association, he served as Treasurer on the board of directors of the Kiwanis Bullhead City Morning Club.