–Jensen brings over 23 years of Colorado electric cooperative experience to MVEA–
Falcon, CO – Mountain View Electric Association, Inc. recently named Terryl Jensen as Operations Manager. Jensen will be responsible for planning, directing, and controlling the activities of MVEA’s Operations Department, including administering construction and maintenance of the co-ops electric distribution system. Jensen will also be charged with upholding MVEA’s stringent safety standards and working with employees to ensure the culture of safety stays a top priority.
Jensen started his career over 30 years ago as an apprentice lineman for the City of Lompoc Utilities Department in California. In 1995, he was hired as a journey lineman at San Luis Valley Rural Electric Cooperative, Inc. in Monte Vista, Colorado. While at the San Luis Valley co-op, he was promoted several times – first as an Equipment Technician, then as a Tech Services Superintendent, and finally as Operations Director.
“I have a passion for the electric cooperative mission – my father is a retired lineman from Gunnison County Electric Association, and my brother is a lineman for San Isabel Electric Association based in Pueblo. I enjoyed serving San Luis Valley, and I am excited about my new position with MVEA,” Jensen said. “MVEA is a larger electric co-op. Here, I’ll have more responsibility and will be able to continue growing my knowledge and scope of duties.”
In addition to his work experience, Jensen also completed the National Rural Electric Association’s Robert I. Kabot Management Internship Program (MIP). MIP is a comprehensive leadership training program, which provides in-depth analysis of the functions and processes of co-op management. He’s also attended several professional development courses and has worked with professional leadership coaches.
“I enjoy working for electric co-ops, because it’s important for me to work for the members we serve,” Jensen said. “Over the years, I’ve been able to meet members face-to-face, help them with projects, provide them reliable electricity, and develop relationships with them – you don’t have those opportunities with investor-owned utilities. I’m glad I have the opportunity to work at MVEA and look forward to my new journey of working with MVEA’s members.”