SVEC Trustee Achieves Credential in Today’s Electric Utility Competencies

Cynthia Boyette headshotSuwannee Valley Electric Cooperative's (SVEC’s) Cynthia Boyette recently received the Credentialed Cooperative Director certificate from the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA).

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. SVEC has a commitment to work through NRECA to sharpen this body of knowledge for the benefit of their electric cooperative consumer-members.

The NRECA Credentialed Cooperative Director program requires demonstrated understanding of the basic competencies contained in 5 core courses:

  • Director Duties and Liabilities
  • Understanding the Electric Business
  • Board Operations and Process
  • Strategic Planning
  • Financial Decision Making

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