After a four-month searching and vetting process, Co-Mo Electric Cooperative’s board of directors has named a new CEO/General Manager.

Aaron Bradshaw, CEO/General Manager of Intercounty Electric Cooperative in Licking, Mo., has been tapped to take the helm at Co-Mo Electric Cooperative. Bradshaw becomes Co-Mo’s sixth ever CEO/General Manager.

Bradshaw has served as Intercounty Electric’s CEO/General Manager since March of 2013. Intercounty is a 30,000-meter cooperative that serves a 10-county area in southern Missouri. Prior to that time, his roles within the electric cooperative program included Vice President of Member Services and Manager of Marketing for Choctawhatchee Electric Cooperative (CHELCO) in DeFuniak Springs, Fla.  Bradshaw holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Mississippi and holds both a Certified Energy Manager (CEM) and Renewable Energy Professional (REP) designation from the Association of Energy Engineers. 

“We are very excited to welcome Aaron to Co-Mo,” said Gene Eulinger, Co-Mo’s board president. “Aaron brings a very diverse background that will serve our member-owners and subscribers well. Co-Mo’s board went on an extensive national search that yielded dozens of highly-qualified candidates. Aaron and his qualifications rose above the rest. He’s going to be a great asset to Co-Mo Country.”

Bradshaw said he’s looking forward to arriving at Co-Mo.

“My family and I are excited about joining the community and being a part of great things to come at Co-Mo,” he said. “I am eagerly looking forward to joining the Co-Mo team. Together we will continue to lead the way by providing our cooperative members the products and services that are the foundation to modern living.”

Bradshaw will take over for Ken Johnson. Johnson left Co-Mo to become the Administrator of the Rural Utilities Service in Washington, D.C. Bradshaw will begin his tenure at Co-Mo in early August. For more on this transition, member-owners should be sure to read September’s Co-Mo Country inside the Rural Missouri magazine.