Gene Kanikovsky is the Chief Financial Officer of Sumter Electric Cooperative located in Central Florida. SECO serves one of the fastest growing communities in the United States—The Villages. SECO Energy is also a three time JD Power award winner in 2015, 2016 and 2017. Prior to working at SECO Gene worked at Talquin Electric Cooperative and Cloverland Electric Cooperative as Director of Finance. While working at Cloverland his team initiated a buyout of a local inves-tor owned utility in 2005 that was completed in 2010 effectively doubling the size of the coop. Prior to electric utility Gene worked in the banking industry with a primary focus in commercial lending. He holds a Degree in Finance and Eco-nomics from LSSU as well as a Marketing Minor.