The 2023 District 9 Board of Directors election is uncontested. Pursuant to SCEC Bylaws, ballots were not mailed for the District 9 election. Members at this year's Annual Meeting will be asked for ratification of the election of the single candidate Read the following candidate statement to learn about District 9 Incumbent Lawrence (Larry) Hall.
District 9 Candidate Statement:
District 9 Incumbent
SCEC Member: 1 Year
St. Joseph Township
District 9 Director Lawrence (Larry) Hall and his wife Pamela have lived in the Hudson area for one year. They have three adult children, Kirsten, Nathan and Justin. Hall attended high school and Jr. College in Devils Lake, North Dakota. He went on to graduate from the University of North Dakota with a degree in Industrial Management & Business and obtained an MBA with a concentration in Logistics from the University of Minnesota. Hall served in the US Army in Vietnam. Hall’s career has included working for 13 years 3M in their transportation department, 2 years as VP Sales and Marketing for an Atlas Van Line agent and six years consulting for a transportation services company. Hall then formed his own company developing suites of software to simplify transportation management. He and his family owned the business for 30 years until it was sold in 2017. Hall has served as an Elder for the Woodbury Lutheran Church, Lead Elder for 35 Guys, and was a member of the Tamarack Commons Board where he served one year as President.
Why should District 9 members vote for you?
I have excellent knowledge of the electric utility industry and I have the time to devote to the board.
What skills, ideas or knowledge have you used, or would you use to positively impact the operations of the Cooperative?
- Supervisor and manager at 3M Companies
- Consultant in logistics 6 years
- Built a logistics company which I sold after 30 years
- I have put together and ran conferences for electric utility and co-op customers;
- My company had a contract with NRECA and had a booth at many annual NRECA conferences.
In your opinion, what are the two biggest challenges currently facing St. Croix Electric Cooperative?
Sustaining reliability of service and responding to governmental requirements at state and federal level.
If elected, I would consider my service on the St. Croix Electric Cooperative Board of Directors to be successful if…
- I contributed to board decision-making routinely.
- I challenged the board to higher levels of performance.
- I aided the co-op to contain or reduce operating costs.
Describe one occasion when you worked on a committee or board to solve a problem or implement a change/new program:
I governed my company board through Y2K and governed my board through fiduciary changes going to total Electronic Funds Exchange (EFT).