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WELCOME

Due to the COVID-19 virus, McLean Electric has decided to lock our front doors in effort to decrease the spread of the virus. 

If you have a cash payment, please take an envelope from the cooler and write the name of the account you would like the payment posted to.  If you do not have exact change, you will want to go the bank to get the exact amount you need.  Please deposit the envelope in the drop box by the evergreen tree.  We will be checking the drop box periodically throughout the day and posting the payments.
If you would like to pay by credit or debit card, please call our phone number 463-6700 between the hours of 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM and we can make that payment for you over the phone.  If you do not feel comfortable giving your credit/debit card information over the phone, you may use our Pay By Phone by calling 1-833-890-4829 and follow the prompts.  If you have a SmartHub account set up, you can pay using that as well, or you can set up an account with SmartHub.  If you need help with doing so, please call our office and we can walk you through it.We apologize for the inconvenience, but we want to do everything we can to try to decrease and slow the spread of this virus.  Thank you for your patience and stay well!

 

MCLEAN ELECTRIC WELCOMES NEW

GENERAL MANAGER/CEO

MARK DOYLE

            Mark Doyle brings years of finance, operations, and development experience to his new position as McLean Electric Cooperative (MEC) General Manager/CEO, which he began August 31.    

            Prior to joining McLean Electric he spent five years with the financial cooperative CoBank as a Vice President/Senior Relationship Manager. CoBank is a major lender for rural electric cooperatives across the United States. Doyle worked with cooperatives in North Dakota, South Dakota, and Minnesota.

 His career path also included six years with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Utility Services (RUS) electric program as General Field Representative, assisting rural electric cooperatives with financing for things such as construction projects.

            Doyle, Cavalier, N.D. began his career in the electrical industry as a Bismarck State College graduate. “It’s not your normal career path,” Doyle smiled, journeying from line work to finance and management. Even though his career path differs from many line workers across the country, he fits with the mantra of many North Dakotans and line workers – someone who loves the outdoors, working outside, and activities such as hunting, fishing, and hiking. 

            While all cooperatives have the same mission, each one is different and unique in its own way, he offered. McLean Electric is a cooperative in the unique position of serving a wide diversity of loads – everything from large industrial such as Blue Flint Ethanol to agriculture to small industrial to recreation and rural residential. “McLean Electric has a really nice mix,” he added.            

McLean Electric, with more than 4,000 accounts, isn’t a large cooperative in terms of the number of accounts it serves, yet its location between Minot and Bismarck also helps sustain its diversity and growth, he continued.

Doyle was familiar with McLean Electric through his work with CoBank so he applied when the opportunity arose to work with a cooperative such as MEC and live in an area with its outdoor opportunities such as McLean County. He succeeds Marty Dahl, who retired as General Manager/CEO after nearly 12 years with the cooperative.

Doyle was also familiar with the area through his passion for the outdoors, hunting in western McLean County and fishing Lake Sakakawea.

            He and his wife, Julie, own Watson Real Estate, where Julie is a REALTOR™ and will be managing broker. They will expand their business to the area. The Doyle’s will live near Underwood until they can find rural property, possibly along Lake Sakakawea or Lake Audubon, he added.

While Mark and Julie are moving to become part of the McLean Electric Cooperative family, their daughter, Tori (Victoria), and her husband Nick farm near Cavalier and have three boys. Another daughter, Alexa, attends the University of North Dakota and their son, Michael, is at Mayville State University.

            Doyle is excited to join McLean Electric and live in McLean County, a cooperative strong in load diversity and a region equally strong in opportunities. Economic development is also something Doyle cares deeply about and he is eager to be part of helping to grow the area he now calls home.

                       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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