Troy Amoss, the son of Karen and Denny Amoss of rural Albia, was promoted to Operations Manager at Ozark Boarder Electric Cooperative in Poplar Bluff, Mo.
Amoss began his cooperative career at Chariton Valley Electric Cooperative in the late 1980s when he was hired as summer help to be part of the brush crew.
The hard work did not deter him from coming back to work as an apprentice lineman following graduation from Albia Community High School in 1990. He completed his apprentice training and was a journeyman lineman when he left CVEC in 1996 to pursue his dream of becomng a professional calf roper on the Great Lakes Rodeo Circuit.
Interim General Manager Charles Van DePol recalls, “Troy was a hard worker and had great determination. I admired his desire to fulfill his dreams.”
When Amoss decided to hang up his professional rodeo career, he returned to what he knew best. He joined OBEC as a journeyman lineman in 2006. He left again in 2010 to join his father-in-law at Blackwell Baldwin car dealership, but returned to OBEC in 2013, again as a journeyman lineman. He was promoted to a staff position with OBEC as the Eastern Area Supervisor, overseeing the operations of the Puxico and Malden, Mo. service area.
Amoss lives in Harviell, Mo., with his wife, Lori, their sons, Shay and Trell at home and their oldest Brock, who is in college.
Amoss owns a farm in rural Monroe County where he returns periodically to spend time with friends and family.