Watson elected to TECA’s Board of Trustees

Watson elected to TECA’s Board of Trustees

Michael WatsonDuck River Electric Membership Corporation President and CEO Michael Watson has been elected to the Board of Trustees for the Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association (TECA). The announcement came at the organization’s 75thAnnual Meeting in Nashville last month.

“We congratulate him,” said David Callis, TECA executive vice president and general manager. “We appreciate his service and are confident that Michael Watson will provide sound direction and represent Tennessee’s electric cooperatives well.”

Watson said he was honored to join the board.

“The Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association informs and protects co-op members. I am humbled to be a part of an organization that has such an important mission.”

“Unified” was the theme of the 75th Annual TECA Meeting Nov. 20-22. More than 350 electric cooperative leaders and staffers from across the state attended the event, where they were reminded that they best serve consumer-owners when co-ops work together for a common purpose.

“Anniversaries present the unique opportunity to examine our past,” said Callis.

“The leaders who formed our co-ops and this association were visionaries. Their accomplishments merit our gratitude and celebration. TECA is using this occasion as an opportunity to refine our focus and prepare the association to meet the challenges of the next 75 years through the leadership, advocacy and support we provide.”

TECA provides legislative and communication support for Tennessee’s 23 electric cooperatives and publishes The Tennessee Magazine, the state’s most widely circulated periodical. Visit tnelectric.org or tnmagazine.org to learn more.