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Board Members.

Jay Hoobler - President of Southern Arizona NECA
Jay Hoobler – President

Jay Hoobler graduated in 1985 from the University of Nebraska with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. Jay has been a member of the Southern Arizona NECA Board of Directors since 1998 and is now the Chapter President. In addition, he is a member of the Tucson Electrical Joint Apprenticeship Committee, where he serves as a trustee. Jay has worked for Commonwealth Electric since 1980. He is currently a Senior Vice President and oversees all construction operations for their Tucson office.

Jesse Towle – Secretary

Jesse Towle began his career with Sturgeon Electric in 1998 as an apprentice wireman. He completed the apprenticeship program in 2002 and continued working in the field for several years. In 2007, Jesse began a transition from a field position to a management role. He has operated and held several titles within the office, including: Estimator, Project Manager, Chief Estimator and currently, Operations Manager for Sturgeon Electric’s Tucson branch, of which also incorporates a small satellite office in Globe, AZ. Jesse currently serves as a trustee on the Tucson Electrical Joint Apprenticeship Committee and was recently added as a NECA Board Member for the Southern Arizona Chapter.

John Kostyo - Governor
John Kostyo – Governor

John Kostyo is a long-standing Southern Arizona NECA board member, beginning as a representative for Newberry from 1985-1986. He then began working for Gilbert Electric in 1987, where he is currently appointed president. John has been a NECA board representative for many years. He has served as a member, our chapter president and is currently serving as our chapter governor. He is also a member of the Tucson Electrical Joint Apprenticeship Committee, and sits on the 570 Pension Committee Board, as a trustee.

Robert Stark - Board Member of Southern Arizona NECA
Robert Stark – Vice President

Robert Stark graduated from the University of Arizona in 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in Public Management and Policy. He grew up in the electrical industry and is the fourth generation to be involved in the trade. Robert is currently the office manager for Stark Electric and has been on the NECA board since 2017. Robert oversees the drug testing program, safety, payroll, marketing, insurance, union reports, IT, accounts payable and receivable as office manager.

Louise Jones-Magee – Treasurer

Lousie Jones-Magee is the President of Sabino Electric with over twenty-eight years in the industry, and a graduate of the University of Arizona with a dual bachelor’s in Accounting and Finance. Louise has been with Sabino Electric since 1995 and in addition to financial and administrative responsibilities, assumed responsibility for the TEGG service division in 2005, the remaining operations in 2017, and became President in 2021.

Louise currently sits on the TEGG Advisory Council and was recently nominated to the Southern Arizona NECA Board of Directors and appointed Treasurer.

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