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Co-op CEO Retires After 42 Years of Service

Greg McKelfresh, President & CEO of South Central Indiana REMC retires January 12, 2018, after 42 years of service at SCI REMC. A graduate of Martinsville High School and Ball State University, McKelfresh started his first, and last, career path at the REMC in 1974 as a part-time Engineering Aid. Over the years, McKelfresh climbed the professional ladder from a low-level Temp to Assistant Office Manager, full-time Manager, Senior Vice President, and eventually CEO.

He brought over four decades of knowledge and experience to the membership, as well as new ideas such as “going green” and “office recycling,” which were groundbreaking endeavors for companies in 1992.

“McKelfresh’s experience and foresight have served our membership well, and on behalf of the entire cooperative membership, we’d like to thank him for his 42 years of dedication and service,” said SCI REMC Board Chairman Bruce Hamlin.

SCI REMC employees and friends held a “Bon Voyage” reception for McKelfresh last Friday. His official last day at the office is Jan. 12, 2018.

SCI REMC’s new President and CEO, James Tanneberger, was announced at the Co-op’s Annual Membership Meeting last August. Tanneberger comes to SCI from College Station, Texas, where he was Division Manager for Transmission, Substation, and Engineering at Bryan Texas Utilities. A third-generation public power worker, James is a licensed professional engineer, with a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University and an MBA from University of Houston. 


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