Directors Earn National Credentials

Published on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 in Community

Board members Erika Escue-Cadieux and Gerry Bundle recently earned director credentials from the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA).

Erika, who was appointed to the board in 2019, received the Credentialed Cooperative Director (CCD) certificate. The 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, and Financial Decision Making.

Gerry earned his NRECA Director Gold Status. This recognizes directors who have already earned their CCD and Board Leadership Certificate (BLC) and who wish to continue to learn throughout their service on the board. In addition to possessing their CCD and BLC, a director earning this distinguished honor must earn three additional credits from the BLC series of courses. To maintain their status, they must complete three credits of approved continuing education course work and/or conferences every two years.

“The Director Gold certificate is geared toward directors who are committed to continuing their education beyond CCD and BLC and who desire a tangible credential that reinforces their stature as part of an experienced and educated group of directors,” said Bob Hance. “Director Gold also demonstrates to co-op customers those directors’ ongoing commitment to advancing their knowledge and performing their fiduciary duty to the best of their ability.”

Gerry has served as a director since 2016.

NRECA represents the nation’s more than 900 private, consumer-owned electric cooperatives, which provide electric service to more than 42 million people in 47 states.