March 26, 2023

Southwest Florida Roundup

Denise Vidal hit the ground running as head of Lee County Electric Cooperative

Art Levy | 10/28/2020

When Denise Vidal became executive vice president and CEO of the Lee County Electric Cooperative (LCEC) last year, she couldn’t enjoy a leisurely period of adjustment. Rather, the one-time CFO faced an approaching hurricane season and a burgeoning pandemic. Vidal — promoted to replace Dennie Hamilton, who retired after 12 years as CEO of LCEC — talked to Florida Trend about her role at the North Fort Myers-based coop, which provides electricity to a five-county swath of Southwest Florida.

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