Media Contacts

AzGT Media Contacts

Feel free to contact us any time.

Geoff Oldfather
Cooperative Communications & Public Relations Manager
office direct: (520) 586-5465
cell: (520) 444-3473

Geoff Oldfather joined Arizona G&T Cooperatives in 2009. Under his leadership the cooperatives have expanded outreach to public officials, the media, the public, and member cooperatives.

Geoff served on the board of directors of Touchstone Energy from 2010 through 2016, and in 2016 he served as board president. Geoff was appointed to the Touchstone Board for another term in 2021. He continues to represent Arizona’s electric co-op members as a regional representative on the national level. Touchstone Energy is a national alliance of more than 700 independently owned electric cooperatives in 45 states.

Under Geoff’s direction, Arizona G&T Cooperatives has received national recognition and numerous awards for its communications efforts, including annual reports, videos and news releases.

Geoff came to the cooperatives after 30 years as an award-winning journalist. He worked as a TV news anchor and reporter for CBS and Fox affiliates in Arizona and Florida, and was also a radio talk-show host and a senior correspondent and political columnist with Scripps-Howard newspapers. Throughout his career, Geoff covered state legislatures and Congress.

J.D. Wallace
Cooperative Communications, Social Media & Marketing Administrator
office direct: (520) 586-5157
cell: (520) 235-4203

J.D. joined AzGT in 2015. A major part of his role is to expand the cooperatives’ reach in the community through developing original content for and the use of a variety of social media platforms. He also performs a variety of communications functions from community participation to legislative relations.

Prior to joining the cooperatives, J.D. spent almost 15 years in local broadcast television as a journalist. He spent almost 12 years at the CBS affiliate in Tucson. His first two reporting jobs were in Anchorage, Alaska, at the ABC and NBC affiliates, respectively. He also spent one legislative session in Juneau, Alaska, as the majority press secretary in the Alaska House of Representatives.

J.D. has a bachelor’s in broadcasting and two minors in English and Spanish from Arizona State University.

Mailing Address
Arizona G&T Cooperatives
P.O. Box 670
Benson, AZ 85602

1000 S. Highway 80
Benson, AZ 85602

Apache Generating Station
3525 N. Highway 191
Cochise, AZ  85606