The Premier Conference for Electric Co-op CEOs & GMs

Join hundreds of CEOs, general managers and industry partners for the opportunity to exchange ideas, make meaningful connections and learn best practices for managing key challenges faced by electric co-op senior leaders.

In Their Own Words...2020 CEO Close-Up Participants

"The networking opportunities are invaluable. The sessions and speakers were excellent, and the content was relative to current challenges."

"Everything presented was relevant to my contributions to the cooperative. The event gave me time to reflect on the issues that should rise to the top of my list as a CEO."

"This was a well-planned conference with great speakers and breakout sessions. The fact that it is strictly for CEOs makes it especially relevant."

"The sessions were very informative and the breaks in between were long enough to actually have peer-to-peer hallway conversations."

Sponsorship Information

For questions about NRECA’s sponsorship program, including the CEO Close-Up Conference and Good Government Golf Tournament, please contact Stephanie Harbrecht via email at

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.




Registration Fees

The conference registration fee includes access to all conference materials, general sessions, breakout sessions, breakfast each morning, Thursday and Friday lunch and receptions. Separate fees are required for the pre-conference workshops.

Conference Registration Fee


Pre-Conference Workshops – Wednesday, Aug. 18

CEOs Role in Leading Change (8:00 a.m. – Noon)
When it Takes More than Management: Keys to Cultivating the Leaders We Need (8:00 a.m. - Noon)
Building Individual and Organizational Change Resiliency (1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m)
Navigating the Waters of Board Dynamics: 12 Ways to Building a Better CEO-Board Relationship (1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.)
Building a Performance Improvement Culture Through a Focus on Member-Owner Satisfaction (1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.)
Complimentary for Touchstone Energy® Members

Special Events – Thursday, Aug. 19

CEO Luncheon - Sponsored by CFC (11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.) Conference registrants only. Registration requested.

No fee

Welcome Reception—Sponsored by CoBank (Begins at 5:15 p.m.) Registration requested. You are welcome to bring one guest.

No fee

Note: Registration priority for 2021 CEO Close-Up is for CEOs/General Managers of electric cooperatives and Statewide Associations. Unfortunately, there are no spouse/guest or non-member registration options this year. Service Members and Associate Members contact Stephanie Harbrecht ( for registration information and instructions.

2020 CEO Close-Up Photos

Highlights from last year's CEO Close-Up event in January

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About the Location
The tranquility of an uncrowded beach. The allure of wide-open outdoor spaces. Amelia Island is part of the Sea Islands chain of barrier islands, on Florida’s Atlantic coast. It has a history of Spanish, French, British and American rule.
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The hotel does not provide shuttle transportation.

Estimated Taxi Fare from Jacksonville International Airport: $70, one way
Uber: $50-70, one way

Amelia Airport Shuttle and Transportation
$70 per vehicle (not per person), one way
Reservations: Book online or call (904) 753-6480
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