Mr. Keyser was selected in September 2021 by the board of directors as the next Chief Executive Officer of NRCO after a nationwide search. His official start date will be January 1, 2022. Mr. Keyser joins NRCO from BARC Electric Cooperative, where has served as CEO since 2010. Mr. Keyser has extensive electric industry experience, and has led significant change in renewable and technology development in his prior roles. While at BARC, he led the development of the first community solar project and the largest public school solar project in the Commonwealth of Virginia. In 2020, he helped launch SolarizeBARC, an innovative rooftop solar program available to BARC members. Mr. Keyser holds a bachelor's degree in business from Washington State University, a law degree from Seattle University School of Law, and a black belt in Lean Six Sigma from Virginia Tech.