Rich Tempelman became a Mohave Electric Cooperative member in 1996. He has served as Board Director for District 1 since January 2018. At the June 2018 District 1 meeting, members in attendance recommended Tempelman to continue representing them for a three-year term.
Templeman 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.
Tempelman’s 51-year banking career began in 1962 in Chicago, Illinois. Tempelman’s experience includes all aspects of consumer and commercial credit as well as branch administration. His career path also led him to positions in Iowa, Wyoming and Colorado, before relocating to Fountain Hills, Arizona in 1993, and the Tri-State area in 1996.
Throughout his career and following his retirement from Mohave State Bank in 2013, Tempelman has been very active in various community events, service clubs and boards, most recently in the Bullhead City area. He is a former Vice Chairman of the Western Arizona Regional Medical Center Board of Trustees, and currently serves as President of the Bullhead Regional Habitat for Humanity Board, where he has been a member since 2006. Tempelman is also an active member of the Rotary Club of Bullhead City and Los Matadores of Bullhead City, where he served as president.