Brian Newton has resigned as President & CEO of Golden Valley Electric Association, effective immediately.
Brian plans to pursue opportunities in the Lower 48. He and his wife Michell are both natives of Nebraska, and have expressed a desire to be closer to family.
In addition to overseeing operations at the co-op, Brian has been actively involved in the community. He is a board member of the Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce and the United Way of the Tanana Valley. He also is an adjunct professor with the University of Alaska Fairbanks School of Management.
“Over the past four and a half years I have had the pleasure of working with some of the most dedicated, professional employees in the power business. I wish them the very best,” said Brian.
The board will hire an executive search firm to fill this position. In the meantime, the board of directors has appointed Cory Borgeson as interim President & CEO. Cory serves as GVEA’s corporate attorney. He’s a partner in Borgeson & Kramer, a Fairbanks law firm.
“On behalf of GVEA’s Board of Directors we extend our sincerest appreciation to Mr. Newton,” said Bill Nordmark, chairman of the board. “We wish him and his family continued success in their future endeavors whatever those may be.”
“During this transition period, GVEA will remain committed to its core principles of providing reliable, efficient and affordable electricity to the cooperative membership,” said Bill.
For more information, contact Corinne Bradish at (907) 451-5676 or cab(at)gvea.com.