Kodiak Electric Co-op Directors Achieve Credentials in Today’s Electric Utility Competencies
From left to right: Director Gordon Gould, Vice Chairman Ron Acarregui, Director Cecil Ranney, Director Mike Brechan & Secretary/Treasurer Stosh Anderson
Six directors from KEA have attained their Director Gold credential from the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA).
In order to earn the credential, Chairman Davidson (not pictured), Vice Chairman Ron Acarregui, Secretary/Treasurer Stosh Anderson, Director Mike Brechan, Director Gordon Gould, and Director Cecil Ranney had to complete a core set of five courses followed by a variety of elective courses in topics ranging from finance to technology and then commit to a continuing education requirement throughout their service on the co-op board.
Today’s electric utility environment imposes new demands on electric cooperative directors, particularly increased knowledge of changes in the electric utility business, new governance skills and a working knowledge of the cooperative principles. The Director Gold credential is offered by NRECA to help directors comply with laws, understand evolving technologies, and to apply leading governance practices. The KEA Board of Directors considers it vital to be on top of their continuing education in order to better serve our members and the community.
The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association is the national service organization that represents the nation’s more than 900 private, not-for-profit, and consumer-owned electric cooperatives, which provide service to 42 million people in 47 states.