BCEC Assistant President Albert Daniel Graduates from the Management Internship Program
Muleshoe, TX—March 30, 2017—Bailey County Electric Cooperative (BCEC) today announced that Assistant President/CEO Albert Daniel has completed an intensive program in electric utility management with the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The Robert I. Kabat Management Internship Program (MIP) is a series of workshops offered by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) in conjunction with the University of Wisconsin. The program guides participants through all facets of the electric utility industry, including the many changes occurring around the nation.
Albert Daniel, who has been with BCEC for 20 years, is one of only a few electric utility’s management staff that will graduate from the Management Internship Program this year. MIP participants go through three 10-day sessions designed to challenge and educate participants in new, innovative management techniques. Participants leave with a better understanding of what consumers want and how to ensure they get it. By also covering the unique principles that govern the operations of electric cooperatives, the program helps the co-op analyze other business ventures it may want to enter as well as enhancing the core organization.
Only rural electric cooperative CEOs and top level management participate in the program. This allows greater emphasis of study, on management challenges and the aspects of consumer-ownership that cooperatives enjoy. Participants learn focus on member value as part of day-to-day decision making.
Established in 1938, BCEC is a member-owned cooperative headquartered in Muleshoe, Texas. BCEC provides energy to 1,570 members in portions of Bailey, Castro, Cochran, Lamb and Parmer counties. BCEC owns and maintains 2,875 miles of line, and has 8,846 meters on their system.