CRC Announces Board Election Results
CRC 2024 Board of Director Election Results

Austin, Minn. - The results of Cooperative Response Center, Inc.'s (CRC's) recent board of directors election were announced at its Sunday, March 3, 2024, annual membership meeting in San Antonio, Texas, revealing its newest director.

Amy Borntrager, general manager at Coles-Moultrie Electric Cooperative in Mattoon, Ill., was elected to serve a three-year term. Borntrager has lead Coles-Moultrie Electric Cooperative for the past five years, working the previous 15 years as its CFO. She replaces Larry Fenbers, general manager and CEO at Carroll Electric Cooperative in Carrollton, Ohio. Fenbers, who served on CRC's board since 2012, completed four terms on the board, meeting the director term limit as specified by CRC's bylaws. CRC's board, management, and staff thank him for his commitment and dedication to the board, the company, and its membership over the past 12 years.

In addition to CRC's newest board member, two other directors were re-elected to their board seats for a three-year term. Chris Spears, executive vice president and CEO at South River Electric Cooperative in Dunn, North Carolina, was re-elected to his district 3 board seat and Chris Reese, president and CEO at Sussex REC in Sussex, New Jersey, was re-elected to his at-large seat. Congratulations to CRC's new and returning board members.


After the annual meeting, the board's directors met and selected the following officers to serve on its executive committee:

Chairman: Scott Peters, CEO of Columbia Rural Electric Association in Walla Walla, Wa., leads a 6,200-meter electric cooperative that serves over 1,300 miles of electric line throughout Walla Walla, Umatilla, and Columbia counties in southeast Washington. Peters has served as a CRC director since 2019. This will be his second year serving as board chairman.

Vice Chairman: Randy Crenshaw, president and CEO of Irwin EMC in Ocilla, Ga., leads an organization that supplies energy to 8,000 members in eight counties located in south central Georgia. Crenshaw has served on CRC's board since 2015 and as vice chairman since March 2020.

Treasurer: Shane Hermetz, general manager and CEO at Egyptian Electric Cooperative Association in Murphysboro, Ill., leads a 15,000-meter electric cooperative that operates in 10 southern Illinois counties. Hermetz has served on CRC's board since 2022. This is his second year serving as board treasurer.

Secretary: Kelly Hovel, general manager at Goodhue County Cooperative Electric Association in Zumbrota, Minn., leads a nine-district, 5,200-meter electric cooperative in eastern Minnesota. Hovel has served on CRC's board since 2019. This will be his first year serving as board secretary.

About CRC

CRC is a nationwide, cooperatively owned, 24/7 contact center and alarm monitoring center. Founded in 1992, CRC has steadily increased the size and scope of its operation with offices in Austin, Minn., Kirksville, Mo., Dunlap, Tenn., and Abilene, Texas. CRC serves over 550 members and associate members in 47 states, representing over 12.5 million consumers. 

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