Brickhouse named as Basin Electric's new Chief Financial Officer

Todd Brickhouse
Todd Brickhouse

Basin Electric announced today Todd Brickhouse will join the cooperative as its senior vice president and chief financial officer (CFO) effective June 10, 2022. Steve Johnson, current CFO, will retire in June after more than 40 years of service to Basin Electric.

“We are very happy Todd has accepted the role of CFO,” said Todd Telesz, Basin Electric chief executive officer and general manager. “He is a seasoned professional having worked many years within the cooperative model and financial markets. His experience and leadership will be instrumental to our success as we continue to serve the needs of our membership. I also want to thank Steve for his years of commitment to Basin Electric and our membership. Through his guidance and leadership, he has built a tremendous team that will help lead the Cooperative well into the future.”

Brickhouse, from Richmond, Virginia, graduated from the Virginia Military Institute with a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics and business. Prior to accepting this position, he spent 21 years at Old Dominion Electric Cooperative (ODEC) in Glen Allen, Virginia, serving as vice president-treasurer since 2010. ODEC is a member-owned, power supply cooperative serving 11 member distribution cooperatives that provide electricity to 1.5 million people in Virginia, Maryland, and Delaware.

“I have been fortunate to know Todd Telesz and Steve Johnson for more than a decade,” said Brickhouse. “Having worked with Todd in the past, I look forward to joining his team at Basin Electric. It is an honor to succeed Steve, who has both strengthened Basin Electric’s financial position and assembled a talented group of professionals to serve Basin Electric’s membership.”

Prior to working with electric cooperatives, Brickhouse was employed in the financial services industry and held positions in the areas of securities trading, investment management, and investment banking. Brickhouse grew up in Richmond, Virginia, and his wife, Tegwyn, grew up in Hastings, Nebraksa. They have two high school-aged daughters, Cara and May.