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ONLINE-NRECA Credentialed Cooperative Director Fast Track: 2600, 2610, 2620
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 Export to Your Calendar 10/20/2020 to 11/18/2020
When: Oct. 20 - Nov. 18, 2020
9:00 AM
United States
Contact: Karen Miller, Event & Membership Coordinator

Online registration is available until: 11/13/2020
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See below for schedule

MREA offers the CCD Fast Track (2600-series) in Minnesota in the even-numbered years.

Each member registered will receive an email before the date of the meeting with log in details to the Zoom meeting. You can also travel to NRECA events to attend co-op director certification courses. See


Oct 20-21, 2020   2600  Director duties and liabilities

T  9-12, W 1-4
Instructor:  Kevin Sump (see bio below)
$415 / $515

Nov 12-13, 2020   2610 Understanding the electric business 

Th 9-12, F 1-4
Instructor: Scott Luecal (see bio below)
$415 / $515

Nov 17-18, 2020   2620 Board Operations and Process

T 9-12, W 1-4
Instructor:  Scott Luecal (see bio below)
$415 / $515

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CCD 2630-2640 

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Dec 1-2, 2020  2630 Strategic Planning

T  9-12, W 1-4
Instructor: Rod Crile (see bio below)
$415 / $515

Dec. 8-9, 2020  2640 Financial Decision Making

T 9-12, W 1-4
Instructor: Rod Crile (see bio below)
$415 / $515



Kevin Sump

Kevin Sump’s career in the rural electric cooperative program spanned forty years, thirty three of those years as a General Manger and CEO.  From 1989 until his retirement in 2013 he served as the CEO at South Central Indiana REMC, an electric distribution cooperative headquartered in Martinsville, Indiana.  Prior to joining South Central Indiana REMC, he served as the General Manager at two different distribution cooperatives in Iowa.


Kevin was an original member of the Touchstone Energy Brand Steering Committee that began developing the Touchstone Energy brand initiative in 1996.  He was actively involved in the development of Touchstone Energy and served two terms on the Touchstone Energy Board of Directors.  He also chaired the Touchstone Energy Standards and Best Practices Advisory Committee for several years.


Since his retirement in 2013 Kevin has stayed active in the rural electric program.  He serves as an instructor for NRECA’s Director Education Program teaching courses in the areas of director duties and liabilities, board governance, strategic planning, risk management, evaluating board performance, succession planning, board culture, emerging technologies, and power supply.  In addition to his work with NRECA, he serves as President of Creative Management Solutions, LLC, a consulting company that provides strategic planning facilitation services, board self-assessments, and other miscellaneous management services for electric distribution cooperatives.


Scott Luecal

Since 1991, Scott Luecal has been providing consulting and training services to electric cooperatives and public power districts, their business subsidiaries and community directed organizations, and to the cooperative industry’s national trade, telecommunications, and insurance associations. It totals over 250 companies.

Consulting services Scott provides includes strategic planning facilitation, financial planning/equity management/capital credits, cost of service and rate design, merger/consolidation/collaboration facilitation, organizational structure and related personnel decisions, technology planning, board governance, board and CEO evaluations, business plans, and programs related to training and educating directors and management on the changes taking place in the electric utility industry. In his role as a trainer to the rural electric industry, Scott has developed and delivered courses on many of the aforementioned topics.

Scott served in the roles of Accountant, Office Manager, and General Manager at Coles – Moultrie Electric Cooperative, an Illinois distribution cooperative, for 9 years, and was the Manager of University Programs for NRECA for 8 years.

Scott also held various executive level positions with Central Area Data Processing and the National Information Solutions Cooperative. At NISC Scott was Executive Vice President of the Business Development and Marketing Division.


Rod Crile retired from CFC in 2015 after working 13 years as a Regional Vice President. During that time, in addition to his normal CFC duties, Rod also was an instructor for NRECA, teaching financial-related classes to electric cooperative board and staff members.  Prior to joining CFC, Rod was Vice President of Business and Engineering Systems and Support for NISC, formerly CADP. Other positions held with NISC include Member Support Director, Industry Advancement Manager, and Cost and General Accounting Administrator. Rod also held various accounting positions for two Ohio rural electric cooperatives—Licking Rural Electric Cooperative and Washington Electric Cooperative. Rod started his professional career working for Borden, Inc., in Columbus, Ohio. Combining his tenure at NISC, CFC and the two electric cooperatives, Rod has more than 36 years of experience working with cooperatives across the United States.  R od earned his degree in accounting from Bowling Green State University in Ohio. Rod and his wife Cindy live in the St. Louis area and have five children and three grandchildren.


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