BRANDENBURG, Ky.— Today, Meade County Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation ( MCRECC) named Mr. Martin Littrel as successor to long-time President and CEO Burns Mercer. Earlier this year, Mercer announced plans to retire in January of 2016. Mercer completes a 39- plus year career with Meade County RECC after becoming President and Chief Executive Officer in 1994.
In an effort to provide a smooth leadership transition, Meade County RECC Board held an extensive national search to assist in the selection of a new successor. As a result, the Board elected Littrel to the leadership position by a unanimous vote. He is a native of Henderson, Kentucky and has served as the Managing Director of Communications and Community Relations at Big Rivers Electric Corporation, the wholesale electric provider to Meade County RECC. Littrel has extensive experience in the electric utility industry, including responsibility for corporate communications, public relations, government relations, enterprise risk management, member services, economic development and community affairs.
In addition to his electric utility experience, Littrel has played an active role in the community by serving as the former chairman of the Holy Name School Board, past president of the Henderson Habitat for Humanity Board, former board member of Northwest Kentucky Forward, 2010 graduate of Leadership Kentucky ( LKY) and a current board member of Kyndle’ s Economic Development Council and the Madisonville- Hopkins County Economic Development Board. His background and experience have positioned him well to successfully lead the company forward. He will begin employment at Meade County RECC on Monday, November 2, 2015 working alongside Mr. Mercer until his retirement.
Marty, along with his wife Angie and three children, Loren, Vann and Mallory, plan to relocate to the Meade County RECC service territory. Please join us in providing a warm welcome to Marty Littrel.