Carroll White REMC has a new CEO. Cathy Raderstorf, who had served as interim CEO since October 2021, officially stepped into her new role on Jan. 28. She takes the helm from Randy W. Price, who retired last fall.
“As we began the process of evaluating characteristics critical for a new CEO, it quickly became evident to our board that we had an outstanding internal candidate and needed to look no further,” said CW REMC Board President Kevin Bender.
“Cathy Raderstorf exhibits the strong leadership traits we were seeking,” Bender continued. “She communicates well with our team and is highly respected by her co-workers. She has a keen financial mind and our board is excited to have her lead CW REMC into the future.”
The Monticello resident joined White County REMC in 2002 as an accountant. In 2016, Raderstorf became Carroll White REMC’s chief operating officer. Previously, she worked in the financial field for a mortgage company, in the transportation industry, and in a CPA office.
A graduate of Twin Lakes High School, Raderstorf received an accounting degree from Ball State University and is a Certified Public Accountant.
“I am honored and excited about the opportunity to serve the members of Carroll White REMC in this new capacity,” Raderstorf said. “My goal is to continue to maintain and enhance the strong tradition of this cooperative. I think our mission statement says it well: Creatively enhancing our community through safety and service.”
Though Raderstorf is notably the coop’s first female CEO, she’d rather focus on the cooperative, not on herself. “Whatever role I’ve had at REMC, I am used to working with a great team, and I will continue to use that synergy going forward,” she said. “If you love your work, you’ll be out there every day trying to do it the best you possibly can, and you hope others will catch the passion from you.”
Raderstorf serves on the National Information Solutions Cooperative advisory board and is member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and Indiana Certified Accountants (IN CPA). Locally, she is a member of New Hope Lutheran Church and the Tri Kappa sorority. She also serves on the White County Economic Development board.
G E T T I N G T O K N O W C AT H Y R A D E R S T O R F
- Raderstorf is the daughter of Harold and Ruth Erdmann.
- She and her husband, Rick, have two children – Megan (Bryan) Foley and Lydia (Frank) Leach
- and one grandchild, JD Leach.
- She enjoys camping, hiking, running and skiing as well as sewing and baking.