Photo credit -  Kirk Anderson

Photo credit - Kirk Anderson

TERILYN WALLIS

Teri is passionate and experienced in providing education, training and consultative services to electric cooperative networks, electric utilities and cooperatives in a way that is down to earth, practical, and builds rapport. She has over 20 years of experience working in and with cooperatives across the nation to help solve their business needs. Her depth of knowledge comes from a deep understanding and work in the areas of finance and accounting. She is a skilled planner ranging from the broad outcomes of facilitating strategy sessions to the details of building a roadmap to the future and forecasting the financial impacts.

Teri is driven to deliver and develop engaging and practical educational workshops and programming designed to meet the needs of employees and directors through a down to earth approach.

 

Teri reaches program attendees and boards of directors with her high energy, interactive approach, and by integrated proven methods for adult learning into her material.

Teri’s work experiences include working at the national level as a Regional Vice President for National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corporation (CFC) where she has been an instructor in the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) Cooperative Financial Professional Certificate (CFPC) course for the last five years on the topics of equity management, financial and other related policies, and the key ratio trend analysis (KRTA). She has also taught financial topics in the MIP program. Teri has been in integral in the writing and presenting of CFC’s KRTA Certification courses as well as a presenter for CFC Director workshops, and a speaker at the Independent Borrowers Executive Summit (IBES) on distribution equity. She is highly skilled at the planning functions of forecasting, budgeting, and facilitates numerous strategic planning sessions each year.

Prior to working at the national level, Teri was a Chief Financial Officer an electric cooperative that served over 20,000 members, provided diversified services and was even a taxable cooperative for a few years. She also has finance and accounting experiences in other industries, making her a well-rounded financial professional.

Teri’s education includes an M.B.A. in finance from the University of St.Thomas, Minneapolis, and a B.S. in accounting from the University of Wisconsin – Superior. Teri is nearing completion of a Doctorate of Education in adult education. In 2009, Teri completed the NRECA Management Internship Program at UW-Madison Center for Professional and Executive Development.

Away from work, Teri and her husband, Mike, enjoy spectating the activities and events of their two children, spend time with family, work with their dogs and enjoy the out doors. Teri is 4-H club and county leader, volunteer, and huge proponent for the 4-H program, as well as a certified Fair Judge.

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