March 16, 2022 – SECO Energy CEO Curtis Wynn has been honored with the Clyde T. Ellis Award at this
year’s PowerXchange in Nashville, Tennessee. PowerXchange is the National Rural Electric Cooperatives
Association’s (NRECA) annual meeting.
The Clyde T. Ellis Award is the preeminent electric cooperative award. According to the NRECA, the Clyde
T. Ellis Award pays tribute to the NRECA’s first general manager/CEO. NRECA’s Board of Directors awards
individuals whose contributions promote the seven cooperative principles and progress rural
electrification while developing and using national resources.
CEO Curtis Wynn is a 40-year energy-industry veteran. He joined SECO Energy on December 15, 2021.
Previously, Mr. Wynn served as President and CEO of Roanoke Electric Cooperative beginning in 1997.
He began his career at West Florida Electric Cooperative in 1981. His tenure culminated there as Vice
President of Member Services, Information Technology, Marketing and Economic Development. Mr.
Wynn holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration and Management Information
Systems from Troy University.
Mr. Wynn is honored to receive the Clyde T. Ellis Award from the NRECA. Wynn stated, “I want to express
my thanks to the NRECA Board of Directors for honoring me with this year’s Clyde T. Ellis Award for
exceptional cooperative service. I am truly humbled to receive one of our electric cooperative
communities’ highest honors. This honor ranks as among the highest that I’ve had in my years of service.”
Wynn continued, “To be recognized by peers to be deserving of this award is a highlight of my tenure in
the cooperative program. To be presented with the award in front of so many cooperators just puts the
icing on the cake.”
SECO Energy is a not-for-profit electric cooperative that serves over 220,000 homes and businesses in
seven counties in Central Florida. SECO is the third-largest electric cooperative in Florida and the seventh
largest in the nation. The Cooperative has received national attention and three J.D. Power trophies for
its exceptional customer satisfaction rankings. In the 2015 J.D. Power study, SECO Energy was ranked
“Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Midsize Utilities in the South.” And in 2016 and 2017, SECO
was ranked “Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Cooperatives.” SECO Energy’s 2021 American
Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) score is 91.