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NREA Names Kim Christiansen General Manager

NREA Names Kim Christiansen General Manager

The Nebraska Rural Electric Association has announced the appointment of Kim Christiansen as their new general manager and executive vice president. She will assume responsibilities on November 13, 2017.

Christiansen joins the Nebraska Rural Electric Association from the Kansas Electric Cooperatives Inc., where she serves as director of government relations and legal counsel. Christiansen brings three decades of organizational leadership to NREA from her past experiences in Kansas.

"I am excited to join the dedicated staff at the Nebraska Rural Electric Association and work with them to continue the great work they are engaged in," Christiansen said. "Together, we will work to provide our members and the rural Nebraskans they serve, with reliable, safe and affordable electric services that enhance Nebraska's economy and improve their lives."

Christiansen holds a bachelor’s degree from Fort Hays State University, a master’s degree
in administration and supervision from Wichita State University, and a law degree from the University of Kansas. She has taught at the high school and collegiate levels. She has served as executive director for the Kansas Corporation Commission, general counsel for the Kansas Water Office and served as chief counsel of the Kansas Department of Agriculture.

The Nebraska Rural Electric Association is the private non-profit trade association for 33 rural electric systems that provide electric service to consumers in most of the rural areas and many of the small towns in the great State of Nebraska. Together, the more than 950 dedicated employees of our member-systems serve approximately 234,000 meters across more than 87,000 miles of line. Over the years, NREA's mission has evolved to include a broad range of activities to assist our member-systems as they face the many challenges of providing low-cost, reliable electric service to the sparsely populated regions of Nebraska.