REC recognizes two employees for Employees of the Year in 2018

REC recognizes two employees for Employees of the Year in 2018

Every year REC recognizes employees who exceed in their defined job description, achieve outstanding results in certain areas and demonstrate loyalty to the Cooperative, and 2018 wasn’t any different. Since 1994, REC has honored these employees as its Employees of the Year. Beginning in 2010, REC started recognizing two employees – one from administration and one from operations.


Both the 2018 Employees of the Year are loyal and dedicated employees who are active in their community and strive to make REC a better workplace.


Tony Staggs was named the 2018 Administrative Employee of the Year. He was hired in October 2012 as a Customer Service Representative. He moved into the Member Services and Marketing Department in June 2018 as the Member Services and Marketing Assistant.


Staggs is always willing to help wherever he is needed. He takes time to dig deeper to answer questions for his fellow coworkers and address any of REC's members' concerns. His helpful suggestions improve current ways of doing everyday tasks and his suggestions provide additional alternatives.


He is from Lindsay and continues to live north of Lindsay. He enjoys spending time with his family and his dog, playing the piano and reading.


“Having grown up in Lindsay, I have known a lot of the employees since I was a kid, so I feel blessed just to get to come work at REC every day," Staggs says. "Being chosen as Administrative Employee of the Year is very special to me, I feel very honored and flattered my work family thinks I am doing a good job.” 


Just like the Administrative Employee of the Year, REC's 2018 Operations Employee of Year, Keith Hailey  is committed to helping REC members and provide suggestions on how to improve everyday tasks.


Hailey was hired in October 2013 as a Groundman and then promoted to a Apprentice Lineman. He recently completed his Journeyman Lineman certificate in January 2017.


He takes his job seriously and commits himself to do whatever is asked of him. He is professional and respectable when at work and out in the community. 


Hailey is from Maysville and now lives northeast of Lindsay with his wife Mariah and their two children Jhett and Brittyn. He attends the First Baptist Church of Maysville and he enjoys spending time with his family, hunting and fishing. 


“It was an honor to be named the Operations Employee of the Year, considering the group of men I work with in the field everyday,” Hailey says. “I am thankful to be considered and it means a lot to me to receive recognition for my work. I look forward to the years ahead at REC."

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