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06/29/2010
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CRC Announces Board of Director Election Results at Annual Meeting in Philadelphia

Austin, Minn. - Cooperative Response Center, Inc. (CRC) is pleased to announce the re-election of four Board members following CRC’s 17th annual membership meeting held June 7 in Philadelphia, Pa. Pre-meeting elections selected the directors to serve as part of CRC’s nine-member Board.

Board members re-elected to three-year terms are Timothy Stewart, CEO/general manager of Clark Electric Cooperative in Greenwood, Wis., as a district 1 director; Raleigh Henry, president and CEO of Southern Rivers Energy in Barnesville, Ga., as a district 3 director; and Brenda Swartzlander, president and CEO of United Electric Cooperative in DuBois, Pa., as an at-large director. Steven Wattnem, CEO of Cooperative Light and Power in Two Harbors, Minn., was elected to a one-year term.

Officers
After the annual meeting, CRC’s Board of Directors met and elected the following officers to serve on its executive committee:

Chairman – Bob Matheny, president and CEO of Sequachee Valley Electric Cooperative, South Pittsburg, Tenn., leads Sequachee Valley’s 33,000-consumer electric cooperative that operates in parts of nine counties in southeastern Tennessee. Matheny has served as chairman since 2006.

Vice Chairwoman - Brenda Swartzlander, president and CEO of United Electric Cooperative, DuBois, Pa., leads a 19,000-consumer electric cooperative that operates in parts of 10 counties in northwestern Pennsylvania. Swartzlander has served as chairwoman since 2009.

Secretary – David Oelkers, general manager of Riverland Energy Cooperative, in Arcadia, Wis., leads a 14,000-consumer electric cooperative that operates in three southwestern Wisconsin counties. Oelkers has served as Board secretary since 2009.

Treasurer – Dale Bradshaw, CEO of Prince George Electric Cooperative, Waverly, Va., leads Prince George Electric Cooperative’s 11,000-consumer electric cooperative that operates in six counties in southeastern Virginia. Bradshaw has served as Treasurer since 2004.

About CRC
CRC is a nationwide, cooperatively owned and operated, 24/7 contact center and central station. Founded in 1992, CRC has steadily increased the size and scope of its operation with offices in Austin, Minnesota, and Dunlap, Tennessee. CRC serves 254 members and associate members in 38 states, representing 3.2 million consumers.