News Release Prepared by: Alli Conine, 620-874-4563 or email@example.com
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
4/1/20 – (Scott City, KS)
Wheatland Electric Cooperative, Inc. Director Obtains National Certificate
John Kleysteuber, Wheatland Electric Cooperative, Inc. Director, recently received the Credentialed Cooperative Director certificate from the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA).
An ever-changing business environment has imposed new demands on electric cooperative directors, requiring increased knowledge of changes in the electric utility business, new governance skills and a solid knowledge of the cooperative principles and business model. Wheatland Electric Cooperative, Inc. has a commitment to work through NRECA to sharpen this body of knowledge for the benefit of our electric cooperative members.
The NRECA Credentialed Cooperative Director (CCD) program requires attendance and demonstrated understanding of the basic competencies contained in five core courses:
Director Duties and Liabilities
Understanding the Electric Business
Board Roles and Relationships
Financial Decision Making
“The CCD certificate speaks volumes of John’s commitment to Wheatland and to its members.” said Bruce W. Mueller, Wheatland Electric’s CEO/General Manager. “All of our board members take very seriously the duties they have been entrusted with.”
NRECA represents the nation’s more than 900 private, consumer-owned electric cooperatives, which provide electric service to more than 42 million people in 47 states, with over 7,200 Directors. Wheatland Electric Cooperative Inc. serves about 32,500 meters in 14 Kansas counties and parts of 2 Colorado counties.