Columbus, Neb. – Today, the Nebraska Public Power District Board of Directors named John C. McClure interim president and chief executive officer.
According to Board Chairman Larry Linstrom, McClure will assume the interim position effective Jan. 21 and serve in that capacity until a national search for a new president and CEO is complete.
“I appreciate the opportunity to serve NPPD in this manner,” said McClure. “In addition to the daily responsibilities of president and CEO, my role is to continue driving the strategic planning process forward, maintain a focus on the variety of projects currently underway, and assist NPPD’s Board of Directors through this interim period until it hires a new president and CEO. We have a strong senior management team at NPPD which makes my new job assignment much easier.”
Currently vice-president of governmental affairs and general counsel for the District, McClure holds undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He joined NPPD’s legal department in 1980. Since 1993 he has held several management positions involving deregulation, governmental affairs, and strategic planning.
In December, the Board selected Mycoff, Fry and Prouse LLC, to conduct a nationwide search for a new CEO. The firm, headquartered in Conifer, Colo., recruits exclusively for the electric, natural gas and water industries. The search and final selection of a new CEO is expected to take four months.
McClure replaces Ron Asche who announced in December he was retiring from the District to assume the CEO position with United Power, an electric power cooperative based in Brighton, Colo. He retires from NPPD with 35 years of service.