SECO Energy District 7 Trustee Joseph Kusiak has completed two cooperative-focused board certifications from the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA). Mr. Kusiak completed the courses required to earn both the Credentialed Cooperative Director (CCD) and the Board Leadership Certificate (BLC).

The NRECA’s CCD is the first certificate in a three-part education program for Board of Trustee members of Directors of an electric cooperative. The courses encompassed in the CCD curriculum prepare Trustees to fulfill their fiduciary duty as elected officials who serve on behalf of the cooperative’s members.

Trustee Kusiak also earned the BLC, the second part of NRECA’s Board of Trustees Director curriculum. The BLC courses focus on specific industry and governance issues that directly affect electric cooperatives today. Lessons focus on risk management, power supply, parliamentary procedure, technology and policy development.

Mr. Kusiak resides in Dunnellon and has been a SECO member since 2002. He was elected to serve as District 7 Trustee in a special election to fill a Board vacancy on October 25, 2018.

Trustee Kusiak stated, “I am honored to continue my professional development by completing the CCD and BLC courses offered through the NRECA. This knowledge will help me in my role serving as the District 7 representative on SECO Energy’s Board of Trustees. I appreciate the trust my fellow members have placed in me.”

CEO Jim Duncan stated, “Congratulations, Mr. Kusiak, for completing the Board certificate courses to advance your knowledge of the energy industry. SECO Energy is grateful for your time and dedication to serve the cooperative’s membership through your Board service. Thank you.”

Learn more about SECO Energy’s Board of Trustees and read a short bio about Joseph Kusiak at>Your Co-op>Board of Trustees. “Like” SECO’s Facebook page and “follow” @SECOEnergy on Twitter for news releases and cooperative updates.

SECO Energy is a not-for-profit electric cooperative serving more than 200,000 homes and businesses across the Florida counties of Sumter, Citrus, Marion, Lake, Levy, Pasco and Hernando. SECO is the third largest electric co-op in Florida and the seventh largest in the nation. SECO's wholesale power provider is Seminole Electric, one of the largest generation and transmission cooperatives in the nation, serving 1.6 million consumers in Florida. Seminole is owned by nine electric distribution cooperatives, and SECO is one of those nine member-owners. In addition to ranking highest in customer satisfaction in the 2015, 2016 and 2017 J.D. Power study, SECO’s 2018 ACSI score is 89. This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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