New CEO Orientation

Designed to familiarize new CEOs and general managers with their national associations and resources available to support them and their systems.

The New CEO Orientation is designed for new chief executive officers and general managers of electric cooperatives with no more than two years of experience in their current position. Interactive sessi
ons will provide an in-depth look at key electric industry and cooperative management issues, challenges and opportunities that new CEOs face.

It’s an outstanding opportunity to meet and network with peers in a small group setting.

No Registration Fee!

This event takes place at NRECA's headquarters in Arlington, VA and CFC's campus in Dulles, VA.

What Your Peers Have to Say

"Go. It's an important resource for your CEO transition journey. Ask the questions that are confidential or you perhaps have not dared to ask and get guidance and answers. It's an important networking opportunity. That alone will provide you a valuable return on your investment of time.”

Kristin Dolan, CEO, Runestone Electric Association, Alexandria, Minn.

"It’s an informative meeting for new CEOs to learn about all the benefits and services that our national organizations provide for distribution cooperatives. You have the ability to network with CEOs that are facing the same issues, and an opportunity to hear from seasoned CEOs that have been where you are.”

Vicki Daily, General Manager/EVP, Grundy County REC, Grundy Center, Iowa

NEW! Leadership Skills Assessment

Drawn from the Electric Cooperative Employee Competencies, our new Leadership Skills Assessment was designed to help you understand which of NRECA's supervisory, management and leadership courses and events may be most appropriate for you. Learn more.

Looking to earn credit?

​Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits will be available for participants of this Orientation.




2019 New CEO Orientation Photos

Highlights from the 2019 New CEO Orientation

Hotel & Travel

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About the Location
Northern Virginia is next door to our nation's capital - Washington, D.C. - yet has kept its own character reminiscent of colonial times, rambling plantations, equestrian farms and cobblestoned streets leading to quaint taverns, shops and historical gems.
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Note: The hotel does not provide airport transportation

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) is located 7.2 miles, approximately 20 minutes, from the Westin Arlington Gateway.

Ground Transportation

Super Shuttle—One-way fee: $17 USD shared ride; $48 non-stop

Reservations -- Reagan Airport Super Shuttle

Estimated taxi fare: $25 (one way)

Reagan National Airport is conveniently located on the Metro (subway) – Reagan Airport Metro

Follow signs in the airport to the Metrorail station. Take a Blue line train to Rosslyn (5th stop) and transfer to the Orange line toward Vienna. Exit the train at Ballston-MU. The Westin is approximately a 5-10 minute walk -- Ballston Metro to Westin Arlington Gateway

Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) is located 21 miles, approximately 40 minutes, from the Westin Arlington Gateway.

Ground Transportation:

Super Shuttle—One-way fee: $29 shared ride; $60 non-stop

Reservations -- Dulles Airport Super Shuttle

Estimated taxi fare: 58 USD (one way)


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