Carol R. Ek
Regional Vice President,
Region V


Carol R. Ek was re-elected to NARFE’s National Executive Board as Region V Regional Vice President at the Association’s 33rd Biennial National Convention in Orlando, FL, August 24-28, 2014. She was the Kansas Federation president when she was first named to the position in March 2011. She succeeded Richard G. Thissen, who had been appointed NARFE National Treasurer. Region V encompasses Kansas, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota.

An active member of NARFE since 1995 when she joined Chapter 1794 in McPherson, KS, Ek served as chapter secretary/treasurer, secretary and president of the Kansas Federation. She was instrumental in building the Kansas Federation’s successful programs in leadership training and chapter revitalization and traveled throughout the state speaking about NARFE and its mission. She has attended the Region V CONK (College of NARFE Knowledge) every year since its start in 2003.

Ek’s federal career included nearly 40 years of service with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service, now the Farm Service Agency.