REC recognizes two employees for Employees of the Year in 2019
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 2019 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 2019 Employees of the Year are loyal and dedicated employees who are active in their community and strive to make REC a better workplace.
Scott Henson was named the 2019 Administrative Employee of the Year. He started as a student summer employee in May of 1996 and came back the next summer. In November of 1997, he worked part-time during the holidays as an Apprentice Groundman. He continued part-time until he was hired as a full-time Groundman/Apprentice Line Worker in January 2000. He was then promoted to Line Worker Trainee 2nd Class in September of 2000. He competed the Lineman Training Program in December of 2003 and then became a Jouneyman Line Worker. He moved to the Engineering Department in September of 2013 and became a Staking Engineer and continues to serve today.
He is always willing to take on extra duties and this year he added being the work order accountant and handling the closing of work orders.
He is from Purdy and graduated from Lindsay High School. He and his wife Donna live in Lindsay with their two children Carson and Mitchell. He enjoys spending time with his family and watching his son play basketball.
"Having grown up at REC it is a humbling experience to be named Employee of the Year," Henson says. "I enjoy being able to work with great co-workers and learn from them, which helps all of us excel in our daily tasks."
Just like the Administrative Employee of the Year, REC's 2019 Operations Employee of Year, Jerry Moore is committed to serving REC's members and helping find solutions to their needs.
Moore started as a contractor employee who worked for REC. His 20 years of knowledge as a contractor allowed him to learn about REC's system and service territory. He was hired as a Groundman in May of 2015. He began the Lineman Training Program in August of 2015, and was promoted to Apprentice Line Worker. He completed all four modules of the Lineman Training Program by December of 2016 and was awarded his certification for Journeyman Line Worker in April of 2017. He then was promoted to District Line Worker where he continues to serve today.
He takes his job seriously and commits himself to do whatever is asked of him. He is professional and courteous and is willing to do any job.
He is from Pauls Valley and graduated from Pauls Valley High School. He and his wife Laura live in Maysville with their daughter Harley. When he is not working he is busy with his family and enjoys watching his daughter excel in school.
“It is an honor to be named the Operations Employee of the Year, Moore says. “I am thankful for the opportunity to work at REC and to be recognized for doing my job."