2024 Leadership Programs Kick-off

The 2024 Rural Electric Leaders In Training Exchange (RELITE) program kicked-off March 14. RELITE is a two-year professional program for employees and directors of Indiana’s electric cooperatives. Twenty-two Indiana electric cooperative employees representing 15 member cooperatives and one G&T are a part of this year’s cohort. Since 1994, over 300 individuals have graduated from the program. Using a blend of teamwork, individual discovery and leadership development, RELITE has set itself apart with a distinctive curriculum and a focus on professional and personal growth.

This year’s RELITE cohort includes:

  • Michael Shirley, Boone REMC
  • Jessica Noblitt, Clark County REMC
  • Carmen Littleton, Hendricks Power Cooperative
  • Jarren Brown, Jackson County REMC
  • Amy Woehlecke, JCREMC
  • Kristi Fricke, Kankakee Valley REMC
  • Paige Beamer, Miami-Cass REMC
  • Kerri Gaumer, Miami-Cass REMC
  • Kory Chapman, NineStar Connect
  • Josh Coles, Orange County REMC
  • Montana Roberts, Orange County REMC
  • John Herbert, RushShelby Energy
  • Jordy Smith, South Central Indiana REMC
  • Cody Berry, Southeastern Indiana REMC
  • Sarah Simon, Southeastern Indiana REMC
  • Andrea Shuter, Southeastern Indiana REMC
  • Jessica Collins, Tipmont
  • Adam Crabb, Tipmont
  • Cassandra Charles, Tipmont
  • Christopher Stokes-Pham, Wabash Valley Power Alliance
  • Janet Miller, Whitewater Valley REMC
  • Luke Grindley, Whitewater Valley REMC

Eleven Indiana electric cooperative employees representing six member cooperatives and one outside 
organization began the 2024 Cooperative Leadership Edge program in February.  The Cooperative Leadership Edge certificate program is designed to be more than just training; it is a learning experience with measured results throughout the program to gauge impact. 

This year’s Edge program cohort includes:

  • Bobby Hawkins, Boone REMC
  • Bri Travis, Kankakee Valley REMC
  • Austin Gearlds, NineStar Connect
  • Alisha Roland, NineStar Connect
  • Kallie Selking, Other Organization
  • Courtney Mendoza, RushShelby Energy
  • Lance Sparks, RushShelby Energy
  • John Ewing, Wabash Valley Power Alliance
  • Ben Knight, Wabash Valley Power Alliance
  • Mike Parker, Wabash Valley Power Alliance
  • Steven Jakubin, Wabash Valley Power Alliance