Congratulations to SECO Energy Board of Trustees District 9 Trustee Morgan Hatfield who successfully completed her Director Gold Credential (DGC) from the National Rural Electric Cooperatives Association (NRECA). The DGC offers a continuing education path for directors/trustees beyond the Credentialed Cooperative Director (CCD) and Board Leadership Certificate (BLC).
According to the NRECA, the DGC recognizes directors/trustees who desire a tangible credential that demonstrates their ongoing commitment to advancing their knowledge and performing their fiduciary duty to the best of their ability.
SECO Energy is a not-for-profit electric cooperative operated for and owned by its members. SECO’s nine-member Board of Trustees consists of members who live in SECO’s service area. Trustees are elected to oversee the governance of the cooperative. Each Trustee on SECO Energy’s Board is elected by the members who reside in his/her District. Collectively, the Trustees are responsible for establishing, reviewing and revising corporate policies to ensure that SECO continues to preserve reliable, affordable service for all members.
Trustee Hatfield resides in Paisley and was first elected to the SECO Energy Board of Trustees in February 2021. A SECO member since 2019, Ms. Hatfield graduated from the University of Central Florida with a degree in finance.
Trustee Hatfield stated, “I am thankful for the opportunity to increase my knowledge of the not-for-profit business model. Completing the educational achievements for Trustees from the NRECA helps me fulfill my role as a member of the SECO Energy Board of Trustees. I am proud to represent the interests of my fellow District 9 members and the membership at large through my Board service.”
SECO Energy CEO Curtis Wynn congratulated Trustee Hatfield on her educational achievement. Mr. Wynn stated, “Congratulations, Ms. Hatfield, on earning the Director Gold Credential from the NRECA. This is an exceptional accomplishment, and your commitment to learning more about our business model shows in how quickly you completed this coursework. You and your Board peers are an integral piece of the not-for-profit electric cooperative business model – thank you for your collective service to the SECO Energy membership.”
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