Christopher Kopel, CEO of the Central Municipal Power Agency and Services, is leaving the Agency. Mr. Kopel has been employed at CMPAS since 2013, serving first as Chief Operating Officer before taking over the role of CEO in 2018. As CEO, Mr. Kopel has led the agency to unprecedented success, providing its members with the lowest wholesale rates in Minnesota, expanding member services and substantially lowering administrative costs. The Agency wishes Mr. Kopel well in his future endeavors. With Mr. Kopel’s departure, Malinda Hibben, the Agency’s current Chief Financial Officer, will serve as interim CEO while the Board searches for permanent executive leadership.