Cooperative directors must maintain a positive culture for effective decision-making as they handle critical issues that face the electric industry. Part of Adams Electric’s success comes from education. Directors and staff must stay informed on legislation, future power supply risks, advancing technology, etc.
The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association’s (NRECA) 2013 Annual Meeting allows professionals to learn more about today’s issues from industry experts. General Manager Jim Thompson and Director Rick King represented Adams Electric by taking part in NRECA’s 71st Annual Meeting. The Annual Meeting sets the course for electric cooperatives for the year ahead as member cooperatives vote on resolutions during the business meeting.
Directors John Kestner, Rick King, Lyle Waner, and Bob Willis recently attended the course “How Your Boardroom Culture Impacts Effectiveness”. The course examines board cultures and covers developing a culture that promotes board effectiveness. Directors received continuing education credit for their attendance.
Board President Alan Acheson and Director Roger Busen attended the 2013 Directors Conference. Some of the topics included the director’s role in risk management, the Cooperative’s purpose, political updates, and the paperless boardroom. During the conference, Director Busen attended “Your Board’s Culture: Its Impact on Effectiveness”. The course earned Busen credit toward his Board Leadership Certificate (BLC).
Directors John Kestner and George Schneider attended the 2013 CoBank Central Customer Meeting to learn from leading experts on the economy, global trends and U.S. agriculture.
Adams Electric Cooperative is a member of Touchstone Energy — an alliance of more than 700 local, consumer-owned electric utilities around the country. Adams Electric Cooperative is committed to providing superior service based on four core principles: integrity, accountability, innovation and commitment to community. The co-op serves more than 8,550 members over 2,220 miles of line in parts of Adams, Brown, Hancock, McDonough, Pike and Schuyler counties.