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Dairyland Power CEO retiring

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW) - The President and CEO of Dairyland Power plans to retire in July.

Barbara Nick has served as the head of the cooperative for the past five years. Before coming to Dairyland, she was with the Wisconsin Public Service Corporation/Integrys (WEC Energy Group).

The cooperative said that among the accomplishments during her tenure, Dairyand's solar investment doubled the solar generation in Wisconsin in 2016.

“We have been privileged to have Barb serve as Dairyland’s CEO for the past five years. She is innovative and works to position Dairyland to anticipate the future needs of its member cooperatives,” said Dairyland Board Chairman Ed Gullickson in a statement released by the cooperative. “We will miss Barb as a strong leader who values employee development and demonstrates the Cooperative Principles. She has developed a strong management team and continues to work closely with the Board to ensure Dairyland is in a solid financial position to maintain future success.”

The statement said the board is in the process of interviewing search consultants. The next step, the statement said, is to then search internally and nationally for Nick's successor.

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