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David Bell retires as Loup vice president for development/marketing

David Bell

David Bell, vice president of Development/Marketing, recently retired after 20 years at Loup Public Power District.
Bell joined Loup in 1999 as development/marketing manager at the Columbus general office. In 2009, his title changed to vice president of development/marketing.
In this position, Bell worked on economic and industrial development projects and managed the district’s ongoing communications, public relations, and marketing efforts.
A native of Harrisburg, MO, Bell has a bachelor’s degree in political science from Northeast Missouri State University, a master’s degree in business administration from Webster University, and a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Arkansas.
He and his wife, Barb, live in Columbus.
Loup PPD has reorganized, and the development/marketing functions are now part of corporate services. Todd Duren of Columbus joined Loup in September of 2019 as vice president of corporate services.
In this role, Duren is responsible for oversight of four district departments — development/marketing, information technology, human resources and safety.
Duren will oversee regulatory compliance in the human resources and safety areas and will also provide leadership on economic development and public relations projects.