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CFC Summer Summit Scrapbook
Former vice president Michael R. Pence, right, joined Caleb Jones, executive vice president and CEO of Missouri Electric Cooperatives, for a conversation about servant leadership. “My years of growing up in small-town Indiana, my years as a congressman, my years as governor of the state of Indiana and as your vice president have developed in me such an appreciation for the role that each and every one of you play in rural America. Rural electric co-ops are the heart of rural America. I just want to say thank you. Thank you for all you do for the families and communities and organizations that you serve.”
CFC CEO Andrew Don, left, joined internationally heralded financier Kevin Warsh for a discussion about our economy and what we can expect in its recovery. “If we recognize what a critical moment this is for our country, and we find ways to come together—as I think the country wants to even if official Washington doesn’t—I have not the slightest doubt that the 21st century can be our century,” Warsh said.
Former CFC CEO Sheldon Petersen, left, moderated a discussion with Mike Williams, president and CEO of Texas Electric Cooperatives; Duane Highley, CEO of Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association; and Tim Sullivan, president and CEO of Wright-Hennepin Cooperative Electric Association. The cooperative leaders discussed the future for electric cooperatives, the challenges and opportunities they face, the strategies cooperatives can implement for success and why working together is the key to a strong future.
NBA legend, businessman and philanthropist David Robinson, right, and CFC Board President Alan Wattles closed the conference by discussing Robinson’s storied collegiate and professional basketball career, thoughts on leadership and answering attendee questions. “Great leadership is helping people get where they want to go,” Robinson said. “How do I help you achieve your goals, within the context of the team’s success? That’s how you build culture. You stand by who you are. Your culture is built out of a commitment to that success.”