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Cooperative Finance Corporation (CFC) The National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corporation (CFC) is a nonprofit finance cooperative created and owned by America's electric cooperative network.

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Keller Rinaudo, CEO and co-founder of Zipline International Inc.  and Jessica Matthews, founder and CEO, Uncharted Power...
11/21/2018

Keller Rinaudo, CEO and co-founder of Zipline International Inc. and Jessica Matthews, founder and CEO, Uncharted Power, shared their stories of innovation and agility at CFC’s recent Independent Borrowers Executive Summit.

At CFC’s recent Independent Borrowers Executive Summit John Hewa, left, vice president of corporate services with Rapp...
11/19/2018

At CFC’s recent Independent Borrowers Executive Summit John Hewa, left, vice president of corporate services with Rappahannock Electric Cooperative (VA), led a panel of experts that discussed industry initiatives including battery storage and renewables. Panelists included Julia Hamm, president and CEO, Smart Electric Power Alliance, Joshua Hodge, executive director, MIT Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research and Kelly Speakes-Backman, CEO, Energy Storage Association.

Former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich took center stage at CFC’s Independent Borrowers Executive Summit on Wednesday...
11/16/2018

Former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich took center stage at CFC’s Independent Borrowers Executive Summit on Wednesday, Nov. 7, where he offered his take on the nation’s political landscape following the midterm elections the day before.

Former U.S. Secretary of State Gen. Colin Powell, USA (Ret.), was interviewed by former U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers, left, dur...
11/16/2018

Former U.S. Secretary of State Gen. Colin Powell, USA (Ret.), was interviewed by former U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers, left, during CFC’s Independent Borrowers Executive Summit last week. Powell shared lessons on leadership and his thoughts on threats facing America.

CNBC Fast Money analyst and professional investor Guy Adami moderated a discussion on U.S. economic trends with Tom Porc...
11/14/2018

CNBC Fast Money analyst and professional investor Guy Adami moderated a discussion on U.S. economic trends with Tom Porcelli, chief US economist with RBC Capital Markets and Steven Ricchiuto, managing director and chief economist with Mizuho Securities USA at CFC's Independent Borrowers Executive Summit.

Home Care Cooperative Community
11/14/2018

Home Care Cooperative Community

We have a full house here on the second day of the 3rd Annual National Homecare Cooperative Conference as Katrina Kazda from The ICA Group updates us on the status and outlook of homecare cooperatives.

CFC salutes our dedicated staff who have served in the Armed Forces and embody CFC’s mission of service, integrity and...
11/11/2018

CFC salutes our dedicated staff who have served in the Armed Forces and embody CFC’s mission of service, integrity and excellence.

Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative
11/09/2018

Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative

We were happy to host employees from NRECA and Cooperative Finance Corporation (CFC) today!

CFC District 11 Director Curtis Wynn (Roanoke Electric Cooperative) spoke at the CALIBR Global Leadership conference ear...
10/25/2018

CFC District 11 Director Curtis Wynn (Roanoke Electric Cooperative) spoke at the CALIBR Global Leadership conference earlier this month in Washington, D.C., educating the audience on the cooperative business model. Pictured with Wynn are CFC Regional Vice President Katrice Simpson and Human Resources head Maria Smedley of Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation.

CFC Senior Vice President of Business & Industry Development Greg Starheim addressed the Association of Missouri Electri...
10/23/2018

CFC Senior Vice President of Business & Industry Development Greg Starheim addressed the Association of Missouri Electric Cooperatives (MO Electric Co-ops) at their recent annual meeting in Branson.

CFC Assistant Controller General Accounting Lori Culp joined several Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative employees at...
10/09/2018

CFC Assistant Controller General Accounting Lori Culp joined several Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative employees at the 2018 Co-op Festival that took place this past weekend on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The annual event is held in honor of #CoopMonth to raise awareness and educate the general public of the many benefits and contributions of cooperatives.

CFC was a sponsor of the Co-op 5K that took place October 6. This fun, family-friendly event is a major fundraiser for t...
10/08/2018

CFC was a sponsor of the Co-op 5K that took place October 6. This fun, family-friendly event is a major fundraiser for the Cooperative Development Foundation (CDF). Monies raised through the event go to support cooperative causes worldwide.

At the Sept. 26 CFC District 9 Meeting in Anchorage, Alaska, delegates elected newcomer Bradley Janorschke to a three-ye...
09/27/2018

At the Sept. 26 CFC District 9 Meeting in Anchorage, Alaska, delegates elected newcomer Bradley Janorschke to a three-year term on the CFC Board of Directors. Janorschke serves as general manager with Homer Electric Association Inc and Alaska Electric & Energy Cooperative (G&T) in Homer, Alaska. He will be officially seated following the 50th CFC Annual Meeting on March 11, 2019.

CFC CEO Sheldon C. Petersen served as a guest lecturer this week for a University of Mary Washington course that teaches...
09/21/2018

CFC CEO Sheldon C. Petersen served as a guest lecturer this week for a University of Mary Washington course that teaches students about the history of the cooperative movement and how to run a business using the cooperative model.

Delegates cast their ballots for candidates at the CFC Districts 1 & 4 Meeting this morning in Columbus, Ohio. District ...
09/06/2018

Delegates cast their ballots for candidates at the CFC Districts 1 & 4 Meeting this morning in Columbus, Ohio. District 1 tellers Nelle Hotchkiss (North Carolina Association of Electric Cooperatives) and Steve Brame (Pennsylvania Rural Electric Association) tally the votes for the CFC District 1 director seat that will open in March 2019. Delegates elected newcomer Thomas Bailey, board president of Vermont Electric Cooperative, Inc., to a three-year term.

CFC CEO Sheldon Petersen and NRECA CEO Jim Matheson co-hosted a CEO breakfast at the Regions 1 & 4 Meeting this morning ...
09/06/2018

CFC CEO Sheldon Petersen and NRECA CEO Jim Matheson co-hosted a CEO breakfast at the Regions 1 & 4 Meeting this morning in Columbus, Ohio.

CFC mourns the loss of Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer John Evans who passed away September 2 after...
09/05/2018

CFC mourns the loss of Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer John Evans who passed away September 2 after a two-year health battle.

“John had his finger on the pulse of CFC, keeping our office and employees running efficiently with his leadership, wisdom, warmth and patience,” says CFC CEO Sheldon C. Petersen. “I’ve worked with no finer colleague. He leaves behind an inspiring legacy and profound respect from those he touched. John’s wife Louise and daughter Meghaan are in our thoughts and prayers right now.”

A service celebrating John’s life will be held at a future date.

CFC is happy to welcome Brian Stagen and Alison Deelstra as new regional vice presidents. Brian will be working with mem...
08/29/2018

CFC is happy to welcome Brian Stagen and Alison Deelstra as new regional vice presidents. Brian will be working with members in Illinois, Michigan and northern Indiana while Alison will be in northern Minnesota and North Dakota.

In preparation for its overall Digital Workplace upgrades, this week CFC was able to donate 200 keyboards and 150 comput...
08/17/2018

In preparation for its overall Digital Workplace upgrades, this week CFC was able to donate 200 keyboards and 150 computer mice to Northern Virginia Family Service (NVFS) for use with its training programs that help create better futures for local residents.

The Family of Companies (FOC) Ensemble—a vocal quartet featuring employees and spouses from Georgia System Operations ...
08/02/2018

The Family of Companies (FOC) Ensemble—a vocal quartet featuring employees and spouses from Georgia System Operations Corporation (GSOC) and Oglethorpe Power Corporation (G&T), both based in Tucker, Georgia—kicked off the CFC Board of Directors meeting on July 24. Pictured, front row from left, are Dewaine Johnson, FOC music director and spouse of Dawn Johnson, GSOC business information and continuity specialist; CFC Board President Harry Park of Georgia; and choir members Deniece Yarbrough, Oglethorpe Power senior executive assistant, Belinda Kelly, GSOC IT project manager, and George Taylor Jr., Oglethorpe Power deputy general counsel. Back row: CFC Senior Executive, Corporate Administration Sarah DeShazior and CFC CEO Sheldon C. Petersen and wife Donita.

CFC Regional Vice President Katrice Simpson and Associate Vice President Ann Shankroff toured the Freedom Mine, a lignit...
08/01/2018

CFC Regional Vice President Katrice Simpson and Associate Vice President Ann Shankroff toured the Freedom Mine, a lignite coal mine, in North Dakota and the Dakota Gasification Company’s (a subsidiary of Basin Electric Power Cooperative) Great Plains Synfuels Plant.

While attending the 80th Annual Meeting for Egyptian Electric Cooperative Association (Murphysboro, Illinois), Vice Pres...
07/31/2018

While attending the 80th Annual Meeting for Egyptian Electric Cooperative Association (Murphysboro, Illinois), Vice President of Strategic Facilitation Aaron Stallings and Regional Vice President Sarah Bullock got a birds-eye view from a bucket truck. Stallings, left, is riding alongside Foreman Mike Chamness.

CFC Regional Vice President Jim Meiers, second from right, presents $22,800 in combined CFC Educational Fund and NCSC Co...
07/25/2018

CFC Regional Vice President Jim Meiers, second from right, presents $22,800 in combined CFC Educational Fund and NCSC Cooperative Youth Education Grant Program checks to Richard Johnstone, president and CEO of the Virginia, Maryland and Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives (VMDAEC), during the statewide’s recent annual meeting. Joining in the presentation are John Lee, left, president and CEO of Chase City, Virginia-based Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative and NCSC board vice president, and Kent Farmer, president and CEO of Rappahannock Electric Cooperative in Fredericksburg, Virginia, and CFC board vice president.

Members of the NRECA Youth Leadership Council (YLC) visited CFC offices in Dulles, Virginia, on July 17 as part of their...
07/19/2018

Members of the NRECA Youth Leadership Council (YLC) visited CFC offices in Dulles, Virginia, on July 17 as part of their introduction to electric cooperative financing. Made up of one outstanding Rural Electric Youth Tour student selected from each state, YLC attendees are given hands-on opportunities to develop leadership and presentation skills, broaden their understanding of electric cooperatives, and participate in resolutions and grassroots advocacy activities during the NRECA Annual Meeting.

CFC staff volunteers packed 266 snack bags from employee donations for the Northern Virginia Family Service (NVFS) Hunge...
07/18/2018

CFC staff volunteers packed 266 snack bags from employee donations for the Northern Virginia Family Service (NVFS) Hunger Resource Center. This special drive supports local children who have fewer nutritional resources available to them over the summer.

On a recent visit to Barron Electric Cooperative (Barron, Wisconsin), Regional Vice President Sarah Bullock had the oppo...
07/18/2018

On a recent visit to Barron Electric Cooperative (Barron, Wisconsin), Regional Vice President Sarah Bullock had the opportunity to test drive Barron's all-electric Chevy Bolt. The cooperative installed electric vehicle charging stations at their offices in Barron and Spooner and are offering a free charging station to members purchasing an electric vehicle.

CFC SVP of Strategic Services Steve Kettler visited the heartland this week, with members of Kansas Electric Cooperative...
07/12/2018

CFC SVP of Strategic Services Steve Kettler visited the heartland this week, with members of Kansas Electric Cooperatives, Inc. (statewide) at a workshop in Wichita. Check the CFC website or contact your RVP for upcoming financial and other workshops in your state.

CFC Regional Vice President Jim Meiers enjoyed hanging out with Butch, the new mascot for BARC Electric Cooperative's br...
06/19/2018

CFC Regional Vice President Jim Meiers enjoyed hanging out with Butch, the new mascot for BARC Electric Cooperative's broadband subsidiary, BARC Connects.

Meet Butch! BARC’s official mascot makes his debut with CFC Regional VP Jim Meiers. Be on the lookout...Butch is always looking for a photo opportunity in the community. #fiber2home #electricservice #rural #community #memberdriven

Congratulations to CFC Regional Vice President Jim Meiers who was honored by the Northeast Association of Electric Coope...
05/30/2018

Congratulations to CFC Regional Vice President Jim Meiers who was honored by the Northeast Association of Electric Cooperatives (NEAEC) on May 24 when he was presented with the organization's Aiken Award that recognizes the eminent service of those who demonstrate their commitment to cooperative values and rural communities. Jim is pictured with Millie Faulkner of Delaware County Electric Cooperative in New York who nominated him for the award.

Happy to welcome John Francisco as a new CFC regional vice president for Alaska, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington and one syst...
05/23/2018

Happy to welcome John Francisco as a new CFC regional vice president for Alaska, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington and one system in Wyoming. He brings more than two decades of experience with Inland Power & Light Company, based in Spokane, Washington to the post.

Staff from New Hampshire Electric Cooperative (NHEC) spent a day working with CFC staff on financial forecasting and oth...
04/24/2018

Staff from New Hampshire Electric Cooperative (NHEC) spent a day working with CFC staff on financial forecasting and other value-added services. Pictured, from left, are Marcelo Moraes and Bettina Kimmel with CFC's Strategic Services Group; NHEC CFO Brenda Inman; NHEC Financial Services Supervisor Autumn Doan; and CFC Regional Vice President Jim Meiers.

Happy to welcome Sarah Bullock as a new CFC regional vice president for Wisconsin and southern Minnesota. She brings mor...
04/19/2018

Happy to welcome Sarah Bullock as a new CFC regional vice president for Wisconsin and southern Minnesota. She brings more than a decade of experience with three electric cooperatives to the post.

Thank you to the staff at Rappahannock Electric Cooperative for giving new CFC and NRECA employees an inside look at ele...
04/18/2018

Thank you to the staff at Rappahannock Electric Cooperative for giving new CFC and NRECA employees an inside look at electric cooperative life during a site visit on April 4.

Proud to celebrate two decades of working with Northwestern REC as a 100% CFC borrower. In honor of the milestone, CFC R...
03/16/2018

Proud to celebrate two decades of working with Northwestern REC as a 100% CFC borrower. In honor of the milestone, CFC Regional Vice President Jim Meiers shared a cake with management and directors after a recent presentation.

Thank you Coop Finance Corp for 20 years of a strong working relationship!

Ohio's Electric Cooperatives
03/14/2018

Ohio's Electric Cooperatives

Todd Ware, Cooperative Finance Corporation (CFC) board member, and Brian Stavish, CFC representative, presented two checks to OEC President & CEO Pat O’Loughlin and OREC Chairman Dennis Schindler at the March Buckeye Power/OREC board meeting: one from CFC in the amount of $24,200 for directors and employees’ continuing education, and a second check from National Cooperative Service Corporation in the amount of $2,800.

Following the 49th Annual Membership Meeting in Nashville on Feb. 26, the CFC board elected the following officers, pict...
02/28/2018

Following the 49th Annual Membership Meeting in Nashville on Feb. 26, the CFC board elected the following officers, pictured from left, Dean Tesch, board chair of Taylor Electric Cooperative in Wisconsin, as CFC Board Secretary-Treasurer; Harry Park, director of Southern Rivers Energy Energy in Georgia, as CFC Board President; and Kent Farmer, president and CEO of Rappahannock Electric Cooperative in Virginia, as CFC Board Vice President.

Outgoing CFC Board President Mike Campbell was presented with the traditional president’s portrait following CFC’s 4...
02/27/2018

Outgoing CFC Board President Mike Campbell was presented with the traditional president’s portrait following CFC’s 49th Annual Membership Meeting in Nashville. A copy of the portrait will hang on the President’s Wall at CFC headquarters in Dulles, Virginia.

Speaking at CFC’s 49th Annual Meeting in Nashville, CFC CEO Sheldon Petersen shared why he believes electric cooperati...
02/26/2018

Speaking at CFC’s 49th Annual Meeting in Nashville, CFC CEO Sheldon Petersen shared why he believes electric cooperatives are poised for renewal. “Co-ops are created by the communities they serve to make people’s lives better – it’s a way of taking control over our destiny. That’s what rural Americans did in the 1930s when the electric co-op program was born. And that’s what we will do again in the next stage of our industry’s development.”

Colorado Rural Electric Association
02/12/2018

Colorado Rural Electric Association

Sheldon Petersen, CEO of Cooperative Finance Corporation (CFC), speaks to members of the Colorado Rural Electric Association during its annual meeting on the co-ops’ top issues.

CFC CEO Sheldon Petersen joined Jim Matheson of NRECA and Tim Bryan of NRTC to discuss maximizing the three wins of econ...
02/09/2018

CFC CEO Sheldon Petersen joined Jim Matheson of NRECA and Tim Bryan of NRTC to discuss maximizing the three wins of economic insight, legislative strength and the power of technologies during a General Session panel moderated by Lynn Moore of Touchstone Energy Cooperatives this week at the NRECA NET Conference in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Bringing light to Bolivia: CFC provided matching grant funds to help linemen from six Show-Me State electric cooperative...
02/08/2018

Bringing light to Bolivia: CFC provided matching grant funds to help linemen from six Show-Me State electric cooperatives and the statewide organization bring power to a remote Bolivian village. Left to right, from top, are Tim Gilbert, Boone EC; Jared Kelley, SEMO EC; Eric Peeper, Northwest EPC; Danny Derry, Grundy EC; Jonathan Schussler, Osage Valley EC; Casey Schwartze, Three Rivers EC; and Craig Moeller, Association of Missouri Electric Cooperatives.

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