As of Monday, June 22, Sandy Novick assumed the role of Kenergy’s interim CEO.
Novick retired from Kenergy in 2012 after working five years as the electric co-op’s CEO.
His leadership guided Kenergy through Kentucky’s worst natural disaster – the Ice Storm of 2009. The storm delivered a devastating blow to the co-op’s service area, causing nearly $34 million in damage to Kenergy’s infrastructure.
Novick will serve as interim while Kenergy’s board conducts a national search for a permanent CEO to replace Greg Starheim.
Starheim announced his resignation on May 1. He has accepted a job as a senior vice president for industry development and the electric cooperative network at the National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corp.
Kenergy’s board has contracted with Mycoff, Fry & Prouse LLC of Conifer, Colo., to assist in the search for Starheim’s replacement.
The board expects a new CEO to be in place by early October.