Itasca-Mantrap Cooperative Electrical Association’s board of directors has hired Christine Fox as its new president and chief executive office.
Fox will begin Jan. 7, 2019, after replacing Mike Monsrud, who is retiring after 13 years with the cooperative. She is currently Itasca-Mantrap’s chief financial officer, serving in this role since 2014. She holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from St. Cloud State University and a master’s in business administration with a concentration in finance from the University of St. Thomas. She is also a certified public accountant.
“I’m honored to have been selected as the next CEO of Itasca-Mantrap,” Fox said. “Having worked at Itasca-Mantrap the past four years, I know the strength of a local cooperative is that it works with other cooperatives nationwide to develop new technologies and infrastructure, learns from each other and keeps the grid secure. I look forward to leading a community-focused electric cooperative that works efficiently to deliver affordable, reliable and safe energy to our consumer-members. I feel fortunate to live and work in such a beautiful community.”
Prior to joining Itasca-Mantrap, Fox held various management positions in the manufacturing field.