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CEO of New Hampshire Electric Co-op stepping down

By: - July 7, 2021 5:26 pm
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Energy efficiency was “a constant and pervasive subject of discussion among everyone who works at the OCA,” according to Consumer Advocate Don Kreis. (Dave Cummings | New Hampshire Bulletin)

After six years at the helm of the New Hampshire Electric Cooperative, CEO and President Steve Camerino will be stepping down to take over as the CEO of a regional law firm.

Camerino will leave the electric co-op for a top position at McLane Middleton, Professional Association, based in Manchester. Camerino had worked as an attorney at the law firm for 30 years before joining the New Hampshire Electric Cooperative.

He will replace Cathy Schmidt, who is retiring in August.

During Camerino’s time as CEO, the co-op has started working to increase access to broadband – an initiative that members supported, voting to include broadband expansion in the co-op’s mission. The co-op’s members are primarily in rural parts of the state, which tend to be less well served when it comes to broadband.

The co-op’s board of directors have begun the search for Camerino’s replacement.

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Amanda Gokee
Amanda Gokee

Amanda Gokee is the New Hampshire Bulletin’s energy and environment reporter. She previously reported on these issues at VTDigger. Amanda grew up in Vermont and is a graduate of Harvard University. She received her master’s degree in liberal studies, with a concentration in creative writing, from Dartmouth College. Her work has also appeared in the LA Review of Books and the Valley News.