Robert L. (Bob) Hance, president and CEO and Midwest Energy Cooperative, won reelection to the NRTC board of directors during Sunday’s annual meeting for electric cooperatives in San Diego. Hance ran successfully against Shannon Thom, CEO of Henry County Rural Electric Membership Corporation, New Castle, IN, for the District 4 position, representing Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and West Virginia.

NRTC is a member-owned technology partner providing solutions to help its 1500 electric and telephone cooperative members bring all of the advantages of today’s evolving technology to rural America.  NRTC’s products and services are developed specifically to meet the needs of rural utilities and their customers, and include integrated smart grid and utility solutions, advanced energy, broadband infrastructure and managed network services, wireless technologies and programming distribution capabilities for video providers.

“I’m honored by the confidence of my regional colleagues to represent their interests at the board table. Midwest Energy Cooperative continues to push the technology envelope as we invest in our distribution system and deploy broadband internet solutions to our own membership. I’m eager to use our experiences to help shape the future for a more technologically-connected rural America,” Hance said.