On August 1, 2022, Bill Mertz assumed the title of General Manager of Members 1st Power Cooperative, a Generation & Transmission cooperative comprised of PRECorp, Tongue River Electric Cooperative (Mont.), and Fergus Electric Cooperative (Mont.) that purchases its wholesale power from Basin Electric Cooperative.
Mertz joined the PRECorp team in 2021 as Corporate Financial and Administration Officer, and continues to serve in that dual role. Bill has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Arizona; with unofficial minors in Organizational Behavior and Management & Policy, along with a Masters Certification in Lean Six Sigma from Villanova University, and a Strategic Financial Planning certification from the University of Wisconsin.
Bill has vast experience in the cooperative industry, as well as strategic planning and leadership work in the private sector. He comes to PRECorp from San Miguel Power Association in Colorado where he was CFO.