Northern Electric Cooperative has a new director representing members in western Brown County and portions of Edmunds county around Mina Lake. Todd Hettich was officially seated as director for District 2 during the 72nd Northern Electric Annual Meeting on September 5 in Aberdeen.
Hettich takes over for Wayne Holt of Aberdeen who reached his term limit of serving three consecutive three-year terms on the co-op’s Board of Directors.
Hettich graduated from Aberdeen Central High School and served in the United States Air Force for four years as an Air Weapons Controller following high school. Hettich went on to work for General Telephone and Electronics Government Services and Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the Marshall Islands for five years tracking satellites and supporting missile testing. Hettich has worked for a major Information Technology company in the aerospace and defense industry for the past 28 years providing applications and infrastructure services to clients. He has lived off the mainland of the U.S. for 12 years and on both the East and West Coast. He has an MBA, BAM, and an Information Technology degree.
Hettich and his family moved back to South Dakota in 2003 and they currently live at Mina Lake. He is excited to serve on the Northern Electric Cooperative Board of Directors.
“I think I bring a lot of experience from the corporate world in making decisions,” Hettich said.
Hettich is married to Christina Hettich and they have three energetic boys who attend the Ipswich School. Hettich also serves on the school board in Ipswich.