At the November 8, 2011 Central Texas Electric Co-op Board meeting, Riley Kothmann of Mason County, was awarded the Board Leadership certificate, which is given to those Directors who continue their professional development after becoming a Credentialed Director. The Board Leadership certificate is awarded when Directors have completed 10 credits in more advanced, issues-oriented courses. Mr. Kothmann, CTEC Director since 2009, has previously been awarded the Credentialed Cooperative Director certificate for his commitment to education from the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA). The NRECA Credentialed Cooperative Director program requires attendance and demonstrated understanding of the basic competencies contained in five core courses:
Director Duties and Liabilities
Understanding the Electric Business
Board Roles and Relationships
Financial Decision Making
Today’s electric utility environment imposes new demands on electric cooperative directors, particularly increased knowledge of changes in the electric utility business, new governance skills, and a working knowledge of the cooperative principles. Central Texas Electric Co-op is committed to educating Board Members to sharpen the body of knowledge for the benefit of all of their electric cooperative members.NRECA represents the nation’s more than 900 consumer-owned electric co-ops, which provide electric service to more than 42 million members in 47 states. CTEC serves more than 36,000 meters in 11 hill country counties in Texas.