After a round of retirements, the Executive Team at East Central Energy is now complete. The team consists of three vice president positions, as well as an executive assistant, who all report to the President/CEO.
In November, ECE Forestry Supervisor Andy Olson was chosen as the next Vice President/Chief Operating Officer (VP/COO). At the same time, ECE Information Technology Manager Ty Houglum was promoted to the newly-created position of Vice President/Chief Information Officer (VP/CIO). Shortly after, Wendy Leibel, former ECE Employee Development Coordinator, assumed the role of Executive Assistant.
With the retirement of Cheryl Hagfors, and after an extensive recruitment process, the co-op has recently selected Lisa Prachar, ECE Finance & Asset Manager, to fill the role of Vice President/Chief Financial Officer (VP/CFO).
Ty, Andy, Wendy, and Lisa bring a combined total of over 60 years of co-op experience to the team. We are confident their fresh ideas, deep understanding of ECE’s culture, and proven integrity will play an integral role in the future of the cooperative.
Pictured left to right below: Andy Olson, VP/COO; Ty Houglum, VP/CIO; Wendy Leibel, Executive Assistant; Lisa Prachar, VP/CFO.