Tune in to WOL 1450 AM, 95.9 FM, and Tune-in Radio, on January 21, 10:30 am for Everything Co-op, hosted by Vernon Oakes. This week Vernon interviews Curtis Wynn, President of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) Board of Directors. Vernon and Curtis will discuss his accomplishments and future plans as President of NRECA, and reflections on how the industry is managing change and innovation
Curtis Wynn is President & CEO of Roanoke Electric Cooperative. With nearly 42 years of experience in the electric cooperative industry, Curtis began his career at West Florida Electric Cooperative. He has served on the NRECA Board of Directors since 2007, where he is entering his last year as Board President. A graduate of Troy University, Curtis holds a Bachelor of Science in business administration and management information systems. Curtis has led numerous movements at his co-op from the introduction of broadband service to new demand response capabilities. Under his leadership, Roanoke Electric has been a two-time recipient of NRECA’s Community Service Network Award, and Curtis is a past winner of the J. C. Brown Leadership Award.
This year Curtis Wynn is coming to the end of his two-year term as NRECA President. When he took office, he set out to focus on how co-ops can navigate the rapid pace of change in the industry. However, this platform took on new meaning in 2020 with a heightened focus on racial inequality in America. In the December 14th episode of Along Those Lines, NRECA’s podcast, Wynn discusses diversity, equity and inclusion in the co-op workforce and reflects on how the electric cooperative industry is managing change and innovation.