A New Era: MVEA Announces Ruth Marks as CEO – July 2022 CCL
The Mountain View Electric Association Board of Directors is pleased to announce the selection and acceptance of Ruth Marks as MVEA’s next CEO. Ruth attended MVEA’s 81st Annual Meeting of Members on June 2, where her selection as MVEA’s CEO was publicly announced.
“The Board conducted a nationwide search and interviewed highly qualified candidates. We ultimately selected Ruth Marks based on her robust experience with electric cooperatives,” said Joe Martin, president of the MVEA Board of Directors. “It is a bittersweet time for the Board of Directors and MVEA. We say goodbye to our current CEO Jim Herron, with whom we have tremendous appreciation for his 26 years of service to MVEA. We also have great anticipation for the continued success of MVEA by welcoming new CEO Ms. Marks.”
Before joining MVEA, Ruth was the vice president of transmission maintenance at Tri-State Generation and Transmission, MVEA’s wholesale power supplier. In this capacity, she led a highly qualified team of transmission line, substation and telecom technicians located throughout Colorado, Nebraska, New Mexico, and Wyoming. She has been in the electric cooperative business for over 25 years and previously served as the chief operations officer at United Power before joining Tri-State in 2011.
On the opportunity to lead MVEA, Ruth shared, “It is a great honor to join MVEA in a capacity that allows me to work with the Board of Directors and dedicated employees to support MVEA’s mission of providing safe, reliable, responsible, and affordable electric service and access to broadband service to the co-op membership. MVEA’s services are evolving to meet the unique needs of the growing cooperative during an era of industry change — the future is bright, and I am excited to be part of the process.”
Ruth will join MVEA this month, following Jim Herron’s retirement in June. Make sure to read future issues of Colorado Country Life magazine to meet Ruth Marks.