Alyssa Clemsen Roberts has been hired as chief executive of Delta-Montrose Electric Association and its broadband subsidiary, Elevate. She will replace Jason Bronec, who left last year after being suspended for reasons that have never been publicly disclosed.
Roberts was most recently chief strategy officer at Platte River Power Authority in Fort Collins. There, her responsibilities included overseeing public power strategy, operations at the Rawhide Energy Station, government relations, communications, energy solutions, and safety and human resources.
She previously had been on the leadership team at Pedernales Electric Cooperative in Johnson City, Texas, and at Ozarks Electric Cooperative in Fayetteville, Ark.
After serving four years in the U.S. Navy as a sonar technician and instructor, Roberts joined the United States Department of Agriculture in its Rural Utilities Service, working to support broadband expansion in rural America. As a partner at Aspire Strategies, she organized the first electric cooperative rural broadband group.
“Alyssa’s experience at cooperatives around the country and at an important public power utility here in Colorado has given her great insight into and knowledge of cooperatives, power markets, and broadband,” said Kyle Martinez, president of the board of directors at Delta-Montrose.
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