(HOLDREGE, Neb.) – The Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District’s board of directors announced the appointment of Devin Brundage to the position of general manager during a special board meeting on Friday.
Brundage, who is currently Central’s Gothenburg Division manager, will succeed Don Kraus, who has been the general manager since 1992 and is retiring in January.
Brundage has been employed by Central since 1992, originally as an electrical engineer. He was named assistant electrical superintendent in 1994 and became the electrical superintendent in 1995. He was named assistant Gothenburg Division manager in 2015 and promoted to division manager in 2017.
Brundage earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1992. A native of Cairo, Neb., he is a graduate of Centura High School. He and wife Jami have a son, Braedon, who is currently a member of the United States Marine Corps.
“Devin has proven himself to be an extremely capable employee during his years with Central and the board is fully confident in his abilities to lead the District,” said Board President Dudley Nelson. “We appreciate Don Kraus’ service during his long career with Central and look forward to working with Devin as we make the transition to new management.”
Brundage becomes Central’s ninth general manager since the District was formed in 1935.
Also at Friday’s meeting:
· The board approved the purchase of a tract of land adjacent to Lake McConaughy in the Mako-Chi-Mni subdivision for $171,534.