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New Co-op Managers Taking the Reins

August 21, 2012

There has been a changing of the guard at the CEO level for many Colorado electric co-ops over the last couple of years. While many co-ops still enjoy the seasoned leadership of their veteran general managers, a few managers have decided to call it a career and pass the torch to new CEOs. All of us in the co-op community owe a huge debt of gratitude to men like Jack Broughton, John Villyard and Mike Wells (to name a few) for their many years of dedicated service to the co-op program.

Although the co-ops will miss the knowledge and experience of the retirees, the new managers also have outstanding utility backgrounds and have made seamless transitions into their new positions. These transitions are made possible not only by the hard work of the new managers, but also by the staffs and boards of the co-ops involved.

All of us at CREA are extremely grateful for the opportunity to have worked with the gentlemen who have retired from the program; they taught us everything we know about the industry and they were all huge supporters of the statewide. We wish them the best in their retirement. Similarly, we are excited about the opportunity to work with the newly-minted CEOs, and hope we can continue to support the tradition of excellent leadership at Colorado’s co-ops.

I’m personally glad to see that a couple of co-ops have actually hired lawyers as their new CEOs; maybe now there will be fewer lawyer jokes at manager meetings (fat chance)!

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