Message from Joseph Redetzke, SDCEA Board Chair

Paul Erickson is leaving his position as Chief Executive Officer at Sangre de Cristo Electric Association. After 17 years of dedicated service, Paul has made the decision to pursue other opportunities.

Paul served SDCEA’s members as an unwavering advocate for fair energy policies and earned the respect of his peers in Colorado and beyond. As we move forward, our cooperative will continue to provide safe, reliable, and affordable electricity to our members while upholding our values and principles.

In collaboration with our talented and dedicated staff, we are committed to providing superior service to our members, ensuring a smooth transition, and ensuring the cooperative remains financially sound and focused on the future. As the CEO search process progresses, we will keep you all informed and remain committed to providing you with safe, affordable, and reliable energy.

We want to thank Paul for his many years of service to SDCEA and we wish him all the best in his future endeavors.

A search for a new chief executive officer will begin immediately by the board of directors. Gary Kelly, SDCEA’s Chief Operations Officer, has been named interim CEO.

We appreciate your continued support as we navigate this transition.

Joseph Redetzke
SDCEA Board Chair