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August 2022


After 38 years of service, over 30 of which have been in the capacity of Chief Executive Officer, Robert A. “Bob” Loth has announced his upcoming retirement from Central Texas Electric Cooperative.


After receiving his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Angelo State University, Bob began his employment with CTEC in 1984 as a Rate Accountant, and also served as Controller. He was promoted to CEO in 1991. During his tenure, Bob has represented CTEC on many state and national boards and committees, including National Information Solutions Cooperative (NISC), Texas Electric Cooperatives (TEC), National Rural Telecommunications Board, and National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA).


Bob will begin his retirement in January 2023 and is looking forward to hunting, golfing, traveling with his wife, and spending time with his grandchildren.


Since receiving notice of Bob’s retirement, CTEC’s board of directors has been conducting a CEO search, seeking an individual best suited to ensure the continued development and success of the organization.


On November 1, 2022, Atanacio “Tachi” Hinojosa will be joining Central Texas Electric Cooperative as Chief Executive Officer. Tachi comes to CTEC from Magic Valley Electric Cooperative, Inc., (Mercedes, Texas) with 15 years of co-op experience, most recently serving as their Western Division Manager. In this capacity his responsibilities have included the oversight of 2 branch offices and 6 departments: Member Services, Call Center, Engineering, Operations, Meter Services, and Special Projects. MVEC is the third largest electric co-op in Texas and their Western Division provides service to over 80,000 meters.


Tachi’s formal education includes a BBA in Management from Texas A&M University in College Station, and an MBA from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. He has also completed the John Maxwell Leadership Program, NRECA’s Management Internship Program, and MVEC’s Leadership Academy & Succession Internship Program.
Tachi and his wife Julie have three young boys, 6-year-old twins and a 3-year-old. In their spare time, they enjoy spending time with family, traveling, and hiking and biking. The boys are involved in many activities, including swimming, gymnastics, baseball, flag football, and basketball.


Please join us in wishing Bob Loth the very best in his retirement, as well as welcoming Tachi Hinojosa and his family to CTEC and the Texas Hill Country