The Premier Conference for Co-op CEOs

Join more than 500 CEOs/GMs and industry partners for an exclusive opportunity to exchange ideas, make meaningful connections and learn best practices for how to deal with some of the issues electric co-ops are facing.

​​​​​ ​​​What CEO's Are Saying About This Event...
In Their Own Words

Of all the meetings we can attend, CEO Close-Up is the best. Put it on your calendar.

Tom Howard, CEO/General Manager
Callaway Electric Cooperative
Fulton, Missouri
I recommend it to new CEOs in my state - this is the best and only conference solely for CEOs/Managers.

Becky Bradburn, General Manager
Franklin REC
Hampton, Iowa

Top-notch content, great networking--not too large where you get lost, great speakers, like minded CEOs in need of and/or willing to share solutions. My head sponge was definitely full by the end!

Paul Fitterer, General Manager
Capital Electric Cooperative
Bismarck, North Dakota

The CEO Close-up is a great way to kick off the New Year. With all the current, relevant topics discussed it helps me get a feel for what lies ahead in relation to current events, member needs and different means to serve rural America.

Neil J. Hesse, General Manager
PenTex Energy
Muenster, Texas

It is fun, interesting and a great chance to connect on issues specific to CEOs. I arrived not knowing a soul and left feeling like I had some peers and connections that I know will only grow over time.

Rebecca Towne, CEO
Vermont Electric Cooperative
Johnson, Vermont

I typically mention CEO Close-Up to new CEOs. Indicating they should attend New CEO Orientation and then the CEO Close-up. These two events are an exceptional way to benchmark everything going on at your local cooperative.

Robert C. Hochstetler, President & CEO
Central Power Cooperative, Inc.
Columbia, South Carolina

Looking to earn credit?

If you have a professional credential that requires continuing education units (CEUs), 2020 CEO Close-Up may be accepted for these CEUs. 





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