MEC Employees Graduate from Leadership Academy
In January, six Medina EC employees graduated from the Leadership Academy. The 2018 graduates included Juanita Molina, office supervisor in Dilley; Luis Hinojosa, journeyman in Rio Grande City; Mario Lopez, working foreman and journeyman in Bruni; Susie Zerr, engineering specialist in Hondo; Raymond Sendejo, working foreman and journeyman in Uvalde; and Theresa Rivera, human resources assistant in Hondo.
Cooperative Principle 5 is Education, Training and Information. Educating our employees is our duty as a cooperative and an educated workforce brings value to cooperative members. The goal of the Leadership Academy is to provide strategic development to employees, which will help Medina EC to adapt to challenges and changes in our market.
The academy is a 16-month program designed to enhance leadership skills and expand employee knowledge on cooperative practices. In addition to participating in multiple cooperative trainings and site visits, they worked together on projects to build their team work skills while addressing issues impacting the cooperative and our members today.
“I’m a firm believer that motivated, informed and engaged employees are crucial to the success of the cooperative and your participation in the Leadership Academy was meant to challenge you in new ways,” Mark Rollans, CEO, said to the graduates in January.
This is the second group of employees to graduate from the Leadership Academy. The 2016 Leadership Academy graduates included Medina EC employees Emily Tankersley, accounting supervisor; Leonard Geyer, northern region line superintendent; Katie Haby, member relations and communications supervisor; Joel Gonzales, engineering equipment supervisor; and Philip Crow, smart grid supervisor.