CEO Close-Up


CEO Close-Up is an exclusive, annual event for electric co-op CEOs and General Managers that delivers innovating thinking and unparalleled opportunities to learn new strategies and tools to improve your leadership skills and equip yourself for the challenges facing your co-op.

Are you leading with purpose? What are you waiting for?

You’re bombarded with day to day requirements and it’s not always easy to take time to evaluate your co-op’s strategic vision or reflect on your personal leadership. With multiple tiers of learning and networking, CEO Close-Up delivers unparalleled opportunities to improve your leadership skills, expand your professional network and equip yourself for the challenges facing your co-op. We hope you’ll join us for this exclusive, annual event for electric co-op CEOs and General Managers.


Thought leaders and industry experts who will push the boundaries of your imagination



Talk about what matters to you. Join your peers to discuss important issues in a relaxed, distraction-free setting.



New ideas and strategies for addressing business challenges and taking advantage of opportunities.



Small-group discussions led by you and your fellow attendees.



Leading practices and new ideas you can take back and put to work at your co-op.



Educational workshops to help you work through the finer points of leadership, management and the operational challenges you face.

​A Few Experiences at CEO Close-Up

The value that the CEO Close-Up provides can't be measured in dollars. The value is received by the engagement you get with your peers during and after the conference."
Steven Walter, General Manager
Tanner Electric Cooperative
North Bend, WA
If you can only attend one event this year make sure it's the CEO Close-Up!”
Mark Boyd, GM/CEO
Bowie-Cass County Electric Cooperative
Douglassville, TX
It is one of a few meetings where a CEO can discover "Takeaways" that will improve his or her cooperative’s strategy, management, and employee performance in serving our members.”
Mark Stallons, President & CEO
Owen Electric Cooperative
Owenton, KY
It's a great opportunity to gain insight into the current issues at NRECA including legal and benefit updates.  It's an opportunity to bounce ideas off others and learn from others experiences.  The conference presents fresh, relevant ideas."
Elaine Garry, President & CEO
People’s Energy Cooperative
Oronoco, MN
Of all the existing conferences and training opportunities, the CEO Conference is the most useful. It provides many topical overviews and a deeper dive into specific content. The breakout sessions allow attendees to choose what's most important to them.”
Jared Echternach, CEO
Beltrami Electric Cooperative
Bemidji, MN
The opportunity to engage with those who have 'walked the talk' during challenging times in their careers (engaging with both workshop facilitators as well as other CEOs attending the conference), is well worth the investment of time. The developing structure of CEO Close-Up is designed to provide multiple touchpoints for maximizing the power of human connections.”
Rick Petty, President/GM
Logan County Electric Cooperative
Bellefontaine, OH
One of the best reasons to attend the CEO Close-Up is that there are only CEOs here.  It gives you the opportunity to discuss the issues we all have in a private setting.”
Jeff Hohn, President/CEO
Kenergy Corp.
Henderson, KY
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Conference and
Program Content:

Val Parks


Hotel Reservations:
Eric Commodore

Good Government Golf Tournament:
Amy Lewis
Gabe Snow


Sponsorships (Conference & Golf Tournament):
Stephanie Harbrecht


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