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Dennis Houston Named As New General Manager and CEO of Nebraska Rural Electric Association

Dennis Houston Named As New General Manager and CEO of Nebraska Rural Electric Association

The Nebraska Rural Electric Association has named Dennis Houston as their new General Manager and CEO. The Board of Directors of the Nebraska Rural Electric Association conducted a nationwide search over the last few months to identify the person to lead the organization.

 

Dennis Houston joins the Nebraska Rural Electric Association from the Chamber of Commerce industry. He brings 25 years of association and organizational leadership to NREA from his experience in rural Nebraska and Colorado.

 

Houston said “As a 32-year Nebraska resident, I want to bring my association leadership skills to rural Nebraska to make a difference. I look forward to partnering with the board, our members and our consumers to create the future of the Nebraska Rural Electric Association.” Houston went on to say " I look forward to accomplishing great things with the NREA team who each share my passion for rural Nebraska. It will be an honor to work by their side on behalf of rural Nebraskans.”

 

Houston has served as the CEO of the Norfolk Nebraska Chamber of Commerce that was recognized as the National Chamber of the Year under his leadership. He was the State Vice Chair of the Nebraska Chamber of Commerce Executives. He also served as State Chair of the Colorado Chamber of Commerce Executives and CEO of the Parker Area Chamber of Commerce.

 

The Nebraska Rural Electric Association (NREA) is the statewide association for 34 rural electric systems that provide electric service to consumers in most of the rural areas and many small towns in the great state of Nebraska. Together, the more than 1,000 dedicated employees of NREA member systems serve 240,000 meters across more than 87,000 miles of line to impact the lives of rural Nebraskans and improve the Nebraska economy.

   

Bryan Monahan, President of the Nebraska Rural Electric Association Board of Directors, indicated, “NREA and our member-systems impact the quality of rural life throughout our state.  The Association needs a leader with demonstrated association management experience and a passion for Nebraska to guide us to new heights of success. That leader is Dennis Houston.”

 

The Nebraska Rural Electric Association is the voice of the rural electric systems in Nebraska. NREA is a place for everyone who shares the desire to improve the quality of life for rural Nebraskans by providing low-cost, reliable electric service throughout the state. The organization exists to represent the rural electric systems in public policy at the state and federal levels, create job training and safety education, coordinate mutual aid assistance, manage educational programming, assist with regulatory compliance and legal issues, provide Nebraska youth with industry education and Washington, D.C. youth tours, and partner with electrical industry and agricultural organizations. NREA is the proud publisher of the Rural Electric Nebraskan magazine that services the residents of rural Nebraska. The Nebraska Rural Electric Association is located at 1244 K St, Lincoln, NE 68501.