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NE-Central Missouri

Photo of shift supervisor Brent, in hard hat, on turbine floor, with key word Leadership and this quote from Brent: "No supervisor can truly excel without having a strong team behind them. I work with a really good group of people, and I thank them for the hard work they put in every night."

Meet Brent, the mojo behind our mission

In the challenging job of managing people, Brent excels in communication, information-sharing, mentoring and walking the talk. That’s why co-workers nominated him, and he was selected by the executive team, for Associated Electric Cooperative’s 2019 Excel award for Supervisor of the Year.

Brent joined Associated in 2004 as an auxiliary operator first period and progressed. By 2014 he was a supervisor, where his knowledge of the plant serves him well. On the night shift, he’s in charge of operations, plus the lab technician, electricians and instrumentation staff. “I work with a really good group of people. … They know what needs to be done and are proactive on things before they become an issue.”

In addition to learning from previous supervisors and mentors, Brent has taken advantage of supervisor training provided by Associated. “One thing makes Associated special to me: I was hired off the street with just a high school education, and I’ve been fortunate to make very good wages, have great benefits, retirement, and also have an opportunity to pursue a college education,” Brent said. “It’s not something you see a lot nowadays.”


Join us in Northeast to Northcentral Missouri

Associated has been a part of the communities in this region for decades.

The communities surrounding our power plants have much to offer, including the comfort of country living where you can enjoy fishing, hunting, water activities and other outdoor sports while still being within reach of quality health care, entertainment and educational resources.

Our generating resources in this area:

Thomas Hill Energy Center, Clifton Hill, Missouri

Holden simple-cycle gas plant, Holden, Missouri

Nodaway simple-cycle gas plant, Maryville, Missouri

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A little more about Thomas Hill Energy Center: It's located in north-central Missouri just one hour from Columbia, Missouri, home of the Mizzou Tigers, and three hours from both Kansas City and St. Louis. The location offers the benefits of small town living, yet large metropolitan areas are within reach for a weekend getaway to shop or catch major league sports teams in action.


Learn more about the communities and what the region has to offer you and your family with this sampling of links of the communities in the region.

Area map 

Moberly Chamber of Commerce

Macon Chamber of Commerce

Columbia Chamber

City of Salisbury, Missouri

Huntsville, MO

City of Holden, Missouri

City of Maryville, Missouri

Kansas City, Missouri


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