Todd-Wadena Electric Cooperative names Carlisle as president/CEO and legal counsel

The Todd-Wadena Electric Cooperative (TWEC) board of directors recently announced that Daniel Carlisle has accepted the position as president/chief executive officer and legal counsel.

Daniel Carlisle

Daniel Carlisle

Carlisle, who currently serves as an attorney for Pemberton Law Office, will succeed current President/CEO Robin Doege in October.

“Dan is a long-time member of our community, understands our culture at Todd-Wadena, has great communication skills, has vast knowledge of our industry and will be a great leader in our rapidly changing world,” said Mike Thorson, TWEC board chair.

Carlisle has served as TWEC’s legal counsel for more than eight years.

“I am extremely humbled and proud of the opportunity to lead this organization into the future. Outgoing CEO Robin Doege and the staff at TWEC have created a solid team that has proven how to best serve our membership’s interests,” Carlisle said. “I look forward to continuing the mission to responsibly deliver energy and provide great value to our members.”

Carlisle received his undergraduate degree in public administration from the University of North Dakota and his Juris Doctor degree from the University of North Dakota School of Law. Carlisle and his wife, Jeannie, raised their two children in Wadena. Carlisle has practiced law in Wadena for 30 years. Much of Carlisle’s career has been spent representing rural electric cooperatives on a variety of issues, including serving as legal counsel to the Minnesota Rural Electric Association.