The Board of Directors of Owen Electric Cooperative is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Cobb as its next president and chief executive officer. Cobb boasts extensive knowledge and experience in the electric cooperative industry, including 30 years spent at Owen Electric in accounting and member services; Cobb retired in 2018 as Senior Vice President of Member and Corporate Services.
“Mike successfully performed his duties while serving as Interim CEO for the cooperative, and in doing so, demonstrated exceptional leadership and decision making skills,” said Robert True, Board Chairman. “We are very thankful that he came out of retirement to serve.”
Cobb holds Bachelors and Masters degrees in Business Administration from the University of Kentucky and is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin’s Robert I. Kabat Management Internship Program offered by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA), an exclusive educational program for CEOs and top level management.
Having served as Interim CEO for since September 2019, the Board of Directors looks forward to serving with Cobb in leading Owen Electric forward.
“I love this Cooperative and am humbled and honored to once again have an opportunity to serve Owen Electric’s members and employees,” said Cobb. “I’ve spent over 30 years here and believe we have a noble mission as a Cooperative to improve the quality of life of our members and the communities we serve by providing safe, affordable and reliable electricity, while offering exceptional service to our members. I look forward to working alongside our dedicated team of employees as we strive to serve our members to the best of our abilities.”