LINCOLN, Neb. -- A McPherson County rancher has been named to the Nebraska Public Power District Board of Directors.

Gov. Jim Pillen announced Monday that he has appointed Rusty Kemp to a vacancy on the NPPD Board of Directors. Kemp will represent Subdivision 5. That seat has been vacant since early last month, following the Board’s approval of the resignation of Director Charlie Kennedy. 

Kemp will serve through December 2024, which coincides with the end of Kennedy’s six-year term. Kemp is self-employed as a cattle rancher in Tryon and has previously served on the McPherson County School Board as well as the McPherson County Co-Op Credit Union Board.  

A remaining vacancy for NPPD Subdivision 11 will also be filled by Gov. Pillen. Applications were due April 17, for consideration.