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Itasca-Mantrap Board Announces Christine Fox will take over as President & CEO January 7, 2019

Tuesday, September 18, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Shari Wormwood
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The Itasca-Mantrap Cooperative Electrical Association Board of Directors has hired Christine Fox as its new President & Chief Executive Officer. Fox's duties as CEO will begin January 7, 2019. She will be replacing Mike Monsrud, who is retiring after 13 years with the cooperative. The board's national search resulted in a large number of candidates, and an extensive round of interviews concluded that Fox was the best person to lead the cooperative.

Fox is currently the Chief Financial Officer at Itasca-Mantrap and has served in this capacity since 2014. She holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from St. Cloud State University, a master’s degree in business administration with a concentration in finance from the University of St. Thomas and is also a Certified Public Accountant. "I'm honored to have been selected as the next CEO of Itasca-Mantrap," said Christine Fox. "Having worked at Itasca-Mantrap the past four years, I know the strength of a local cooperative is that it works with other cooperatives nationwide to develop new technologies and infrastructure, learns from each other, and keeps the grid secure. I look forward to leading a community focused electric cooperative that works efficiently to deliver affordable, reliable and safe energy to our consumer members. I feel fortunate to live and work in such a beautiful community." Prior to joining Itasca-Mantrap, Fox held various management positions in the manufacturing field.

Nancy Utke, Itasca-Mantrap Board Chair, stated, "We are very fortunate to be in a position to promote Christine to CEO. She is exceedingly familiar with the financials of the cooperative, and with her past management experience, she will hit the ground running. We look forward to working with Christine in her new role and believe she will make a great CEO!"

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