Meet Shawn, the mojo behind our mission
Chief Human Resources Officer Shawn Calhoun says the cooperative world is one of the best-kept secrets. It’s a world that provides stability, yet you work in a changing and challenging industry with mission-focused co-workers. “Our organization really does have a mission that matters, and I wanted to work for a company that still did something good for people. I like the fact that we serve rural America, which often is overlooked. Our history … it’s a powerful story.”
Shawn’s own story includes 10 years with Associated, plus 24 years’ prior experience in human resources, leadership development, talent acquisition, change management, labor relations, succession planning and organizational assessment.
Associated’s culture continues to appeal to Shawn. “You just can’t beat the culture. I do think people genuinely care about each other and care about their communities. From an HR perspective, we’re fair to the employee. We’re doing the right thing by the employee and the member, … and that shows in our low turnover rates and strong engagement scores.”
If you are ready for a highly visible role, a chance to accomplish your professional goals and to partner with an award-winning organization -- Associated Electric Cooperative has opportunities for you.
Working at Associated is a career filled with challenges, rewarding work experiences, state-of-the-art tools and exceptional benefits. We are a premier employer comprised of the best and the brightest in the industry.
We are searching for talented, enthusiastic people to contribute to our team as we work to provide safe, reliable and affordable energy for our member-owners. If you are intelligent, innovative and looking to contribute within a progressive, collaborative business culture, we want to talk to you.