CarterBaldwin Executive Search joins Delaware Electric Cooperative (DEC) in announcing Greg Starheim as the new President and Chief Executive Officer of the Greenwood-based not-for-profit utility. Greg most recently served as Senior Vice President of Business and Industry Development at the National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corporation and will replace longtime CEO Bill Andrew.
“The energy industry is currently undergoing an unprecedented transformation. The board is confident that Greg’s expertise will guide the Co-op and its dedicated employees through these changes and allow DEC to provide members with energy that is even more reliable, sustainable and affordable,” said board member Michael Brown.
After decades working at General Electric, Greg joined the cooperative world in 2003, serving as CEO and General Manager of Delaware County Electric Cooperative in New York. From 2012 to 2015, Greg served as President and CEO of Kenergy Corp., a 56,000-member electric cooperative headquartered in Henderson, KY. He is an expert in power supply, finance, and delivering high levels of customer satisfaction and brings more than 37 years of experience in the energy industry to DEC.
Greg will take the reins of the Cooperative on July 1, providing the leadership and vision to ensure DEC continues to be a national leader in renewable energy, conservation, and innovation. He will also serve as DEC Manager-Director on the Old Dominion Electric Cooperative Board of Directors.
Greg earned an MBA in management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a BS in mechanical engineering from Clarkson University.
About Delaware Electric Cooperative
Headquartered in Greenwood, Delaware, DEC is a self-regulated cooperative serving over 105,000 members. DEC is also a member of Old Dominion Electric Cooperative, a regional generation & transmission cooperative providing wholesale power and other services to its 11 member cooperatives.
DEC works with its members, community leaders, employees, and stakeholders to be a strategic and innovative cooperative that improves the quality of life in the region.