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NH Electric Coop CEO to Lead McLane Middleton

Published Tuesday Jul 6, 2021

NH Electric Coop CEO to Lead McLane Middleton

New Hampshire Electric Cooperative President and CEO Steve Camerino is leaving the Co-op to become Executive Director and CEO of McLane Middleton, Professional Association.

Camerino joined NHEC as President and CEO in March 2015. Before joining the Co-op, Camerino spent over 30 years as an attorney at McLane Middleton.

As McLane Middleton’s CEO, Steve will be responsible for the firm’s operational, financial, marketing and human resource functions and will work closely with the firm’s management team on day to day operations and strategic initiatives. Steve will succeed Cathy Schmidt, who will be retiring in August of 2021.  Schmidt joined the firm as its CEO in 2013.

“We are excited to welcome Steve back to McLane Middleton as CEO,” said Barry Needleman, McLane Middleton’s Managing Director.  “He brings a wealth of executive management experience from his time as CEO at NHEC as well as a familiarity with the firm.  We are incredibly grateful to Cathy Schmidt for her leadership.  She led the firm during a time of growth and with a strong commitment to clients, community service and colleagues. We wish her the very best in her retirement.”

“It was a difficult decision to leave the Co-op, and I wish my colleagues the best,” said Camerino. “Serving NHEC’s members for the past six years as President and CEO has been an honor and a privilege. I’m looking forward to the next steps, but I will always look back fondly on my time with the Co-op.”

Camerino’s last day at NHEC will be August 6. During that time he will be coordinating with NHEC’s Board of Directors to ensure a smooth transition. The Board has created a committee that has begun the search for the Co-op’s next CEO.

"The entire Co-op Board joins me in thanking Steve for his hard work and contributions to NHEC,” said Jeffery Morrill, Chair of the Board of Directors. “We congratulate Steve on this new opportunity with McLane Middleton and wish him success in this exciting new venture. Over the past six years Steve has guided the Co-op and achieved a great deal on behalf of our members. Steve’s steady leadership and commitment to our members will be missed and we wish him the best.”  


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