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Orange County REMC Directors Earn Prestigious Certifications

Left: Brian Hawkins, district 6 director. Right: George Key, district 7 director.

Orange County REMC proudly announces that Brian Hawkins and George Key recently received their Board Leadership and Director Gold Credential certificates from the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA), which marks their dedication to advancing their expertise in the electric cooperative sector.

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.  Orange County REMC commits to working through Indiana Electric Cooperatives, our statewide organization, and NRECA to sharpen this body of knowledge for the benefit of our members.

The NRECA Board Leadership Certificate (BLC) recognizes individuals who continue their professional development after becoming a Credentialed Cooperative Director (CCD).  Directors who have attained the BLC have completed 10 credits in advanced, issues-oriented courses.  Director Gold Credential recognizes directors who have already earned their CCD and BLC and wish to continue learning throughout their board service. To earn the Director Gold certificate, a director must have already earned the CCD and BLC and three additional credits from the BLC series courses. 

Orange County REMC would like to congratulate Hawkins and Key on their recent achievements and thank them for their continued pursuit of knowledge to better serve the membership.


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