The Western Iowa Power Cooperative Board of Directors is pleased to announce the selection of Marcus Rihner to serve as its next General Manager, following the retirement of its current manager Jeff Bean later this year. Marcus has been employed by the Cooperative since 2018 as the Director of Finance and Administrative Services. Prior to joining the Cooperative, Marcus worked as a supervisor and project analyst at Professional Computer Systems, Co. in Denison, Iowa. In his current role, Marcus has worked with all departments at the Cooperative and has a great working relationship with all of the employees. He has a bachelor’s degree in mathematics, with a minor in business from Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, Iowa. Marcus lives in Denison with his wife and children and is excited to continue his career at the Cooperative. He has a strong commitment to the Cooperative, its members, and the local community. The Board of Directors is pleased to have the opportunity to promote from within the current workforce someone who is familiar with the Cooperatives' current employees, members, power supplier, and strategic direction.