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Laurie Forster first woman elected to head Carbon Power & Light Board of Directors


Shelby McGuire

Newly elected CP&L Board President Laurie Forster poses with her dog, Finnley, and Russel Waldner, CP&L's new general manager.

On June 27, 2015, Laurie Forster was elected as the first-ever female president on the Carbon Power and Light (CP&L) Board.

There has only been one other woman on Carbon's Board of Directors besides Forster since the Board has been active beginning in 1941. The first female Board member on Carbon's Board was Jane H. Houston, of Centennial, Wyo. She served on the Board of Directors for 14 years from 1983 to 1997.

Forster describes her emotions upon being elected, "It was very unexpected. I was humbled and surprised, but very honored at the same time that they would believe in me." Board memb...

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kralston writes:

Congratulations, Laurie! Martha Ralston


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