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October 16, 2020

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Samantha Neral

(Ramsey, MN) – Connexus Energy is pleased to announce Yan Paul Martinez is the cooperative’s new Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Finance.

Yan Paul Martinez
Yan Paul Martinez

Martinez has over 25 years of progressive experience in finance and accounting with companies that include Pepsi Cola and most recently CHS, an agricultural and energy cooperative based in Inver Grove Heights. CHS, a highly respected business in the Twin Cities, is also the largest cooperative in the country. 

“I believe in the cooperative business model, so the chance to serve and provide financial leadership at Connexus Energy is a wonderful opportunity. I understand rates, forecasting, patronage capital and financing. It is clear to me that Connexus focuses on excellence in serving members. That is what’s important.”

Originally from Puerto Rico, Martinez along with his wife and two children currently reside in Eden Prairie.  

The search for a new CFO began after Mike Bash announced his retirement earlier this year. Bash has been with the cooperative for 26 years. 

Connexus Energy is Minnesota’s largest electric distribution cooperative, providing electricity to over 138,000 homes and businesses in portions of Anoka, Chisago, Hennepin, Isanti, Ramsey, Sherburne and Washington counties.  Additional information about Connexus Energy is available at connexusenergy.com