Garkane Energy Cooperative’s Board of Directors, recently conducted interviews, and on February 12, 2014, announced Dan McClendon, of Montrose, Colorado, will replace Carl Albrecht, long time employee and CEO, effective May 1, 2014.

McClendon recently served as CEO of the Delta-Montrose Rural Electric Cooperative in Western Colorado, as an employee for 29 years and CEO for 17 of those years.

McClendon graduated from BYU in Finance and earned his MBA from Colorado State University. He indicated he is “looking forward to serving the members and communities served by Garkane.”

Retiring CEO Carl Albrecht has been with Garkane over 40 years, and served as CEO the last 22 years. His last day will be April 30, 2014.

LaDon Torgersen, board president said, the board had six very qualified finalists. “We feel Dan McClendon will make a good fit for Garkane going forward. We also wish to thank Carl Albrecht for his many years of service and leadership as CEO. We wish him well in his retirement.”