Cherryland Electric Cooperative’s board of directors (Cherryland) appointed Gabe Schneider to the vacant seat on their board this June.
Schneider was one of 12 candidates vying for the vacant seat on the Cherryland board. “We are thrilled to bring Gabe into the board room,” said Terry Lautner, Cherryland’s board president. “Between his extensive legislative experience and passion for our mission, we know Gabe will be an enormous asset to the cooperative.”
Schneider is the founder and principal of the government affairs consulting firm, Northern Strategies 360, LLC. Previously, he worked for U.S. Senator Carl Levin for 11 years.
Schneider is currently treasurer of the Traverse City Downtown Development Authority, trail champion volunteer for Traverse Area Recreational Trails, and vice president of the Adams Chapter of Trout Unlimited.
"I am honored to receive this appointment to the Cherryland board,” said Schneider. “Not only do I look forward to working with the rest of the board to ensure that the cooperative continues to provide reliable and affordable electricity to our members, but I also look forward to enhancing the cooperative's mission through my business and legislative relationships and experiences."
Schneider’s appointment lasts for the remainder of the current term, June 2018, at which time he will have the opportunity to run for additional terms as outlined in the cooperative’s bylaws.
About Cherryland Electric Cooperative
Cherryland Electric Cooperative is a not-for-profit, member-owned electric utility serving 35,000 members in the Grand Traverse region. Cherryland’s service territory spans Kalkaska to Northport to Manistee. To learn more about Cherryland, visit www.cherrylandelectric.coop