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Head Line CRC Announces Board of Director Election Results at Annual Meeting in New York City

Austin, Minnesota - Cooperative Response Center, Inc. (CRC) is pleased to announce the re-election of two board members and the addition of one new board member following CRC’s 19th annual membership meeting held Monday, July 9, in New York City, N.Y. 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 David Oelkers, General Manager of Riverland Energy Cooperative in Arcadia, Wis., as an at-large director and M Dale Bradshaw, CEO of Prince George Electric Cooperative in Waverly, Va., as a district 3 director. Larry Fenbers, General Manager/CEO of Carroll Electric Cooperative, Inc. in Carrollton, Ohio, was newly elected to the board for a three-year term as a district 2 director. Fenbers replaces Garry Mbiad, General Manager/CEO of Guernsey-Muskingum Electric Cooperative in New Concord, Ohio, who did not seek re-election to the board due to his upcoming retirement.

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

Chairwoman – Brenda Swartzlander, President and CEO of United Electric Cooperative, DuBois, Pa., leads an 18,750-consumer electric cooperative that operates in parts of 10 counties in northwestern Pennsylvania. Swartzlander has served as the board’s chairwoman since 2011.

Vice Chairman – Re-elected board member Bradshaw leads Prince George Electric Cooperative’s 10,500-consumer electric cooperative that operates in six counties in southeastern Virginia. Bradshaw has served as the board’s vice chairman since 2011.

Secretary – Oelkers, who was also re-elected to the board, leads a 16,600-consumer electric cooperative that operates in three southwestern Wisconsin counties. Oelkers has served as board secretary since 2009.

Treasurer – Timothy Stewart, CEO/General Manager of Clark Electric Cooperative in Greenwood, Wis., leads an 8,600-consumer electric cooperative that operates in six counties in central Wisconsin. Stewart has served as board treasurer since 2011.

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