Dakota Electric Association’s Board of Directors named Ryan Hentges as the next president and CEO of the member-owned electric distribution cooperative.
Hentges has served in management at Minnesota Valley Electric Cooperative, Jordan, since 2005, with the past seven years as the cooperative’s CEO. Hentges will assume responsibilities at Dakota Electric on March 6, providing overlap of leadership and sufficient time for a smooth transition.
Hentges accomplishments include leading the efforts to develop a culture of leadership, achieving a balanced power supply portfolio and strengthening the use and adoption of smart grid technologies to increase member satisfaction and reliability while maintaining rate competitiveness, among other achievements.
Hentges earned a Juris Doctor from the University of St. Thomas School of Law, an MBA from the University of Nebraska Omaha, and an undergraduate degree from St. Cloud State University.
Current President and CEO Greg Miller will retire in early April and has led the cooperative since 2001. Greg has worked tirelessly to strengthen and lead Dakota Electric throughout many industry changes. We are so appreciative of his guidance and leadership and wish him a happy retirement.