Business Updates in Teller County October 13, 2021 | Pikes Peak Courier

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CORE Electric Cooperative announces Joan Beckner as General Counsel

CORE Electric Cooperative, an electric cooperative based in Sedalia, has announced the hiring of Joan Beckner as General Counsel, effective October 4.

Beckner’s experience in the energy industry spans business-oriented legal and engineering roles. She specialized for 10 years in the Houston office of a large international law firm before spending 5 years leading various legal teams at Schlumberger. His solid technical background will allow him to understand our operations and offer practical solutions to manage legal risk.

Beckner received his BS and MS in Petroleum Engineering from Stanford University and JD from the University of Houston Law Center. Most recently, Beckner completed the Professional Certificate Program in Clean Energy Financing and Deployment at the Yale Center for Business and the Environment as a member of his 2020-21 cohort.

Change of brand from IREA to CORE Electric Cooperative

The Intermountain Rural Electric Association announced in late August that it is now CORE Electric Cooperative, a name and identity that reflects its mission of providing essential electrical service to thriving communities and its role at the center of the life of a modern membership. and diverse.

The company will remain structured as a not-for-profit, member-owned cooperative electricity utility serving Colorado.

“We’re just a different company today than where we were originally,” said Tim White, chairman of the board, in a statement. “We are at the heart of the lives of our members. The communities we serve are located in CORE – the central part – of Colorado. “

CORE, formerly IREA, began over 80 years ago providing electrical service primarily to rural communities. Since then, it has grown into Colorado’s largest electricity distribution cooperative, serving some 300,000 customers. Its 5,000 square mile footprint now extends beyond mountains and rural areas to some of America’s most vibrant communities.

This rebranding is not the result of a merger or acquisition. Billing and services will remain the same, so members do not need to take any action or make any changes due to this rebranding.

Member service remains the same at 800-332-9450.

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Matt McCracken was unanimously elected treasurer by the board of directors of the Downtown Development Authority at a special meeting on October 8. McCracken owns McCracken Professional Builders in Woodland Park.

Wildwood Casino was the presenting sponsor of the 3rd Annual Light of Hope Teller, an October 6 fundraising breakfast for the Court-appointed Special Advocate in Teller County. Schommer Construction LLC was the Children’s Hero Circle sponsor for the event and Carter Realty and HD Aero were the Hope Circle sponsor.

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