To:       Nueces Electric Cooperative Members

From:  Nueces Electric Board of Directors

Subject:  NEC Chief Executive Officer Retirement and Search for Replacement

Date:   July 13, 2015


After 21 years of dedicated service as CEO of Nueces Electric Cooperative, John L. Sims will be retiring effective October 16, 2015.  Throughout his tenure as CEO the Cooperative has experienced considerable growth and modernization to keep up with today’s challenges in the electric utility industry.

To ensure this continued growth and success of Electricity Company – NEC, your Board of Directors has begun the process to search for and hire a new CEO.  A CEO Search Team was appointed by the Board to guide the recruitment process and also decided to obtain the services of a national search firm to conduct the search.  The Board solicited proposals and after reviewing three firms that responded, decided to contract with National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) to conduct the search.

On July 9, 2015 the Board met with the lead person of NRECA that will conduct the search.  The position is being advertised statewide and nationally and has a cut-off date of August 19, 2015 to receive applications.  On September 15, 2015, after an initial period of screening applications for “best fit” applicants by NRECA, NRECA and the Board will review and screen a pre-final list that will be selected for face-to-face interviews.  During the week of October 12-15, 2015 the Board will conduct face-to-face interviews of the finalists with a possible announcement date of the new CEO on October 16, 2015.

The Board appreciates your support and understanding during this time of transition and will keep you informed as the search process continues.  Any inquiries about the position and how to apply should be directed to: Mr. Dan Brewer at is external).


Thank you,

Brian Menking                                                         Rumaldo Z. Juarez, Ph.D.

President, Board of Directors                           Chair, CEO Search Team