|ECI REC Directors Chris Sackett (left) and Ryan Kress|
In September, ECI REC Directors Chris Sackett, Al Albers, Don Shonka, Jim Barz, Jim Alberts, Jeff Elliott, and Steve Rau, along with CEO Steve Marlow, attended the NRECA Region 5 & 6 Annual Meeting in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Director Sackett, along with Director Ryan Kress, who was unable to attend, were both recognized for completing the coursework necessary to earn NRECA certificates. Both Directors were presented with their certificates at a recent Board of Directors meeting.
Sackett achieved the Credentialed Cooperative Director (CCD) curriculum, which consists of five courses designed to provide basic knowledge and skills required of cooperative directors. He successfully completed a learning assessment for each course. Sackett has served on the ECI REC Board since 2011. Congratulations, Chris!
Director Kress, who has been on the ECI REC Board since 2009, attained his Board Leadership Certificate (BLC). For directors who have already earned the CCD Certificate, the BLC is the next step in advancing the knowledge and experience directors need to govern their board effectively. After earning his CCD in 2014, Ryan worked to complete 10 board leadership credits needed for the BLC. Congratulations, Ryan!
All ECI REC attendees found the NRECA Regional Meeting to offer a prime venue to engage with industry experts and colleagues who are familiar with the issues cooperative leaders face every day. The yearly meetings help us as Cooperative leaders strengthen our Co-op and give us the opportunity to make vital contributions to the role America’s electric cooperatives will play in leading the new energy future.
Your ECI REC leaders also had the opportunity to:
- Gain insights on the issues affecting our community through region-specific programming.
- Exchange ideas and best practices that will help our Co-op survive and thrive during this time of change.
- Engage in the resolutions process by proposing, debating, and discussing the regional issues that will be part of the agenda at the national meeting.