CMPAS Selects Jay Anderson as New CEO

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CMPAS Selects Jay Anderson as New CEO

April 13, 2021

Eden Prairie and Blue Earth, MN – The Central Municipal Power Agency Services (CMPAS) Board of Directors April 12 announced the hiring of  Jay Anderson, MBA as the agency’s new Chief Executive Officer.

“We are delighted to have Mr. Anderson joining CMPAS,” said President Crystal Johnson. “The Board of Directors was deeply impressed with his proven leadership abilities and wide range of experience in the public power industry.”

Mr. Anderson, who will join CMPAS on May 3, 2021, is an experienced leader in the municipal utility environment. He comes to CMPAS from Bay City Municipal Electric Utility in Bay City, Michigan where he most recently served as Director of the Electric Utility. Prior to working at Bay City, Mr. Anderson served for thirty years in various capacities with the Omaha Public Power District in Omaha, Nebraska, including as Project Director of the Power Forward Initiative.  Jay has a Bachelor’s of Business Administration from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska where he majored in Finance.  He also has a MBA from Creighton.

Mr. Anderson hails originally from Nebraska and has spent his professional career in the Upper Midwest.  He is a tireless advocate for public power, most recently serving as at large member of the Executive Committee of the Michigan Public Power Association.  In the past, he led the Large Public Power Association Rates Committee and spearheaded a sub-category of the LB901 “Condition Certain” legislation relating to what extent retail rates had been unbundled in Nebraska.

CMPAS conducted an extensive national search over the last eight months working with a search team consisting of CMPAS Board members and its General Counsel; Preferred Consulting LLC; and R. Bauman & Associates of Wisconsin.

Central Municipal Power Agency/Services is a public power joint action agency providing power management and utility services for its electric utility members and affiliates. CMPAS operates as a project-oriented, partial or full-requirements agency. CMPAS provides a wide range of services including strategic management, long-term power supply planning and procurement, energy market scheduling services, transmission ownership, project development and administration, utility accounting and finance support, and distribution mapping and modeling.

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