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.

INSPIRATION

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

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INSIGHTS

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

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INNOVATION

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

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IGNITION

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

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IMPACT

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

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INTROSPECTION

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

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CEO Close-Up: 2017 Wrap Up

More than 400 CEOs, General Managers, affiliates and industry partners attended the 2017 CEO Close-Up on January 8 - 11 in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Attendees came together with the common goal of improving their leadership skills and learning real-world solutions to some of today’s economic, business and political challenges. It was a unique opportunity to engage in leadership training, hear from dynamic speakers and participate in skills-based workshops.

​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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​​​​​Contact Us

Conference and
Program Content:

Val Parks

703-907-5578

Hotel Reservations:
Eric Commodore
703-907-5577

Good Government Golf Tournament:
Amy Lewis
703-907-6917
and
Gabe Snow
703-907-5799

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Sponsorships (Conference & Golf Tournament):
Stephanie Harbrecht
703-907-5830​​​

 

General Questions
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