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Why Choose Us?

NRECA Executive Search understands that every search is different, and we work closely with your board to determine the competencies needed for success in your next leader utilizing best practices in recruitment and selection.

Our search process brings together several important strengths to assist boards and hiring teams in finding a leader that is the right fit for your needs, including:

  • We have been helping our member organizations with the successful placement of their CEO, general managers and senior staff since 1989. Since 2019, we have placed over 100 senior leaders in 37 states.
  • Decades of expertise in rural electric operations in leadership, operations, human resources and finance.
  • Deep understanding of the leadership competencies our members need
  • Partnership with the board and flexibility to work within your process, leveraging your in-house expertise.
  • Post-Search support. We can provide transition coaching, organizational assessments and leadership goal setting.
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Our Process

At NRECA Executive Search, we want to understand your cooperative and what qualifications are needed for success for your next CEO. As the industry and membership needs change, the skillsets needed in our leaders also change. Below is our process for conducting our CEO/GM searches.

The process for a senior staff search is very similar to the executive search process above, however, senior staff searches go through step number 3 allowing your internal hiring team to complete the interview process.


Tips for a Successful Search

We recognize that there are multiple paths to finding and selecting your next general manager or chief executive officer. Whether your board chooses to use an external recruiter or conduct the search on their own, here are important tips for a successful search for your next leader.

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      Did You Know?

      53% of Distribution Cooperative CEOs/GMs are eligible to retire within the next 5 years. One of the most critical jobs of the Board is to hire and set the compensation for your co-op’s CEO or General Manager. The cost of replacing an employee is somewhere between 90 percent and 200 percent of their annual salary*. Getting it right the first time is worth the effort! (*SHRM- Society for Human Resource Management, 2017)
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      "NRECA conducted a CEO search for Paulding Putnam Electric Coop. They performed admirably and helped us achieve our goal of hiring a new CEO with a very high level of professionalism. We are extremely appreciative and happy with our selection."
      Joe Kohnen, Vice Chairman
      Paulding Putnam Electric Cooperative, Ohio
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      Explore what Executive Search has to offer, hear about the experiences of other co-ops and discover how you can get started finding qualified candidates for your leadership openings.
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