ARLINGTON, Va. –Digna Louis, an experienced finance leader who motivates high-performing teams, has been named chief financial officer at the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association.
Louis joins NRECA after serving as vice president and global head of Finance Strategy and Solutions at Expedia Group, Inc., an online travel company. Previously, she served as senior vice president of Finance and Accounting at comScore, a media measurement and analytics company. During 11 years at Fannie Mae, Louis served in roles of increasing leadership, including vice president of Finance Transformation, where she modernized the organization’s finance systems and processes.
“Digna has demonstrated the ability to build capable, high-performing teams and work across organizations to lead successful strategic initiatives,” said Jim Matheson, NRECA’s chief executive officer. “In her finance roles, she has worked with different business partners and that breadth of experience will serve NRECA well across our varied business units.”
Louis has a reputation as a strong leader who coaches, develops, and challenges her team members to grow personally and professionally. Her experience driving transformation in complex business environments will benefit NRECA’s diverse range of programs and services.
Louis said she is drawn to NRECA’s mission and the contributions that electric cooperatives make to communities in 48 states. “Being part of an organization that serves so many people across the country, it is a great place to work collaboratively to support more than 900 electric co-ops across America.” Louis said. “I am looking forward to leading the Finance team that supports so many different facets of the organization in service of NRECA’s mission.”
The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association is the national trade association representing nearly 900 local electric cooperatives. From growing suburbs to remote farming communities, electric co-ops serve as engines of economic development for 42 million Americans across 56 percent of the nation’s landscape. As local businesses built by the consumers they serve, electric cooperatives have meaningful ties to rural America and invest $12 billion annually in their communities.