Two members of your West Florida Electric Cooperative (WFEC) Board of Trustees, Jackie Pooser and David Corbin, recently received the Credentialed Cooperative Director certificate from the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA). 23613008
An ever-changing business environment has imposed new demands on electric cooperative directors, requiring increased knowledge of changes in the electric utility business, new governance skills, and a solid knowledge of the cooperative principles and business model. Electric co-ops in Florida have a commitment to work through NRECA to sharpen this body of knowledge for the benefit of their electric cooperative members.
The NRECA Credentialed Cooperative Director (CCD) program requires attendance and demonstrated understanding of the basic competencies contained in five core courses:
• Director Duties and Liabilities
• Understanding the Electric Business
• Board Operations and Process
• Strategic Planning
• Financial Decision Making
One of the key strengths of the rural electric program is its commitment to education and professional development. The CCD prepares directors to fulfill their fiduciary duty as elected officials serving on behalf of their membership. The purpose of all NRECA director level education is to prepare directors to make informed business decisions in the boardroom that benefit the co-op and its members.
(Above left): Jackie Pooser (center), District 3 Trustee, received the CCD certificate from NRECA. Ty Peel, EVP & CEO (left) & Joe Rone, (right), Board President, recently presented her certificate. (Below left): David Corbin (center), District 5 Trustee, received the CCD certificate from NRECA. Ty Peel, EVP & CEO (left) & Joe Rone (right), Board President recently presented his certificate.