If you want to find step change improvements, you must benchmark your co-op against others. There is no better place to learn what others are doing than the CEO Conference.
– Rob Hochstetter, CEO, Central Electric Power Cooperative (South Carolina)
This (CEO Close-Up) is the one conference that I can count on to provide relevant information that will help me do my job.
– Scott Peters, CEO, Columbia REA (Washington)
It is a great learning environment with speakers and panels specifically geared to the cooperative CEO. You are unencumbered by the responsibilities you have at most NRECA meetings which allows you to focus. And, finally, while the program is always excellent, the connections and conversations you have outside of the sessions will likely be even more valuable.
– Aaron Bradshaw, CEO, Co-Mo Connect (Missouri)
The CEO Close-Up provides the best networking and learning opportunities available for cooperative CEOs, with thoughtful scheduling and topics and an inviting setting that enhances personal growth.
– Thomas Walch, CEO, Grand Valley Rural Power Lines, Inc. (Colorado)
It is one of the best conferences for CEOs as it is very relevant to your job. You will always find a couple things to bring back to your co-op that will help you become the best version of yourself that you can be.
– Tim Thompson, CEO, Lake Region Electric Cooperative (Minnesota)
It's just a great opportunity to discuss issues that most of us are currently dealing with and develop solutions based on feedback from peers.
– Steve Sheffield, GM, Clarke-Washington EMC (Alabama)
Pre-and-post conference workshops will be available on Sunday, January 9 and Wednesday, January 12 for those who want to enhance their leadership and communication skills. Subjects to be covered include media training, change management, board dynamics and leadership development.
Good Government Golf Tournament
Our annual Good Government Golf Tournament supporting a variety of political engagement activities to further the interests of America's Electric Cooperatives will be held Sunday, January 9.
The tournament is a great opportunity for candid conversations in a relaxed, fun environment. It will be held at the Desert Ridge Wildfire Golf Club on the Faldo Championship and Palmer Signature courses. Reception immediately following in the Wildfire Clubhouse.
We’re excited to announce that spouse activities are back! Plans are underway for two spouse events at 2022 CEO Close-Up on Monday, January 10 and Tuesday, January 11. Additional details