Michael Marks recently received the Credentialed Cooperative Director (CCD) certificate from the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA).

An ever-changing business environment has imposed new demands on electric cooperative directors, requiring increased knowledge of changes in the electric utility business, new governance skills and a solid knowledge of the cooperative principles and business model. Traverse Electric has a commitment to work through MREA to sharpen this body of knowledge for the benefit of their electric cooperative consumer-owners.

The NRECA CCD program requires attendance and demonstrated understanding of the basic competencies contained in five core courses:

**Director Duties and Liabilities

**Understanding the Electric Business

**Board Operations and Process

**Strategic Planning

**Financial Decision Making

Congratulations Michael!

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