New General Manager Takes Charge of DMEA
Wednesday, April 9th, the Board of Directors of Delta-Montrose Electric Association (DMEA) announced that it has offered the position of DMEA General Manager/CEO to Jasen Bronec of Montana and that Mr. Bronec has accepted. Bronec is the current General Manager of Glacier Electric Cooperative in Cut Bank, Montana. He holds a Bachelor‘s Degree in Electrical Engineering and Business Administration from Montana State University, and is currently working on a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Montana. He has worked in the electric cooperative field since 1998 and also has experience in gas and steam engineering, and system design. Like DMEA, Bronec’s current post, Glacier Electric, is a member-owned electric cooperative known for reliability, affordability and innovation.
This announcement follows a three-month-long search process that began after Dan McClendon, DMEA’s General Manager for the past 17 years, left DMEA in December of 2013. The search process was facilitated by Denver-based Executive Search Consultant, Mycoff and Associates, which was also responsible for finding DMEA’s Interim General Manager, Don Marker. “Mycoff has been extremely helpful as we have navigated the critical process of finding a new CEO,” said Nancy Hovde, DMEA Board President. “Although the search process covered many qualified candidates, I feel confident that this board has chosen the leader who can best direct DMEA toward the future for the ultimate benefit of the member-owners.”
Bronec expressed excitement over his new role. “It is an honor to be selected as the next CEO of DMEA and I am looking forward to working with the board, employees, and members at the cooperative.”
Bronec will assume the General Manager/CEO role at DMEA beginning May 19th, 2014.
DMEA Board States Position on Fiber Optic Project
In response to recent questions regarding the topic of public access to DMEA's fiber optic network (currently under construction), the DMEA Board has adopted an official position statement. Read the position statement.