The Board of Directors of Medina Electric Co-op (MEC) located in Hondo, Texas is seeking qualified candidates to consider as their next CEO. The current CEO will be retiring at the end of 2021. The MEC Board has selected Holmes Executive Search LLC to work with and facilitate the search process.
MEC (www.medinaec.org) is a member-owned, not-for-profit cooperative that provides electric energy to 17 counties covering 10,750 square miles in south-central Texas. The Cooperative has 129 employees serving 19,000 members with over 34,000 meters along 9,700 miles of line. The Co-op has annual revenues of approximately $134 million and a total utility plant of over $225 million. MEC receives its wholesale power from South Texas Electric Cooperative, with a fuel mix of 65% natural gas, 20.6% Texas lignite and 14.4% renewables. It is a member of the Texas Electric Cooperatives, NRECA and works with RUS, CFC and CoBank. MEC is a Touchstone Energy Cooperative. The Cooperative’s mission is “Exceed member expectations in everything we do”.
Candidates will have electric utility experience, including at least 5 years in progressive senior management roles. Electric cooperative experience preferred. A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in an appropriate field and a continued desire to expand their knowledge is required. Candidates must have high integrity, great people skills, and supervisory/management experience in such areas as utility finance, operations, safety, IT, engineering, human resources, or member services. They must have hands on experience with team building, strategic planning, board and member relations, industry technology, legislative issues, and grass roots initiatives. The successful candidate must have excellent communications skills, proven leadership skills, and the ability to foster a positive workplace environment. An understanding of the Cooperative Business Model and the Seven Principles is required.
Hondo, Texas is the county seat for Medina County, has a population of 8,800 and is located 40 miles west of San Antonio on Highway 90. Hondo’s cost of living is reported to be 15% lower than the national average. The community offers the benefits of a small-town environment with quality medical facilities and excellent schools within 5 school districts. Local attractions are plentiful and include San Antonio theme parks, Texas Hill Country, lakes, and rivers. Medina is a great place to raise a family.
The Cooperative offers a comprehensive benefits package, including a competitive salary commensurate with qualifications. Please send an electronic resume including at least three professional references, and cover letter by September 12, 2021, to:
Medina Electric Cooperative, Inc., a not-for-profit electric cooperative, was formed in 1938 under the provisions of the United States Rural Electrification Act and incorporated under the provisions of the Texas Electric Cooperative Corporation Act.
Medina Electric provides service to approximately 18,000 members with more than 32,000 meters and over 9,500 miles of line throughout a 10,750 square-mile region in 17 counties in South Texas. We maintain offices in Hondo, Dilley, Uvalde, Bruni and Rio Grande City.
Power is purchased on a wholesale basis, through purchase agreements with South Texas Electric Cooperative (STEC) and San Miguel Electric Cooperative (SMEC).
The cooperative is an equal opportunity provider and employer.