Hancock-Wood Electric Staffer Graduates Leadership Skills Program

Hancock-Wood Electric employee Mary Casey has graduated from a statewide program aiming to hone the skills of the next generation of electric cooperative leaders.

The one-year Cooperative Leadership Edge program was hosted by Hancock-Wood Electrics trade association, Ohio’s Electric Cooperatives, and required six courses, two assessments and a capstone project. Coursework focused on coaching employees, managing conflict, adapting communication approaches, carrying out difficult conversations and delivering results.

Hancock-Wood invests in training and development with the goal of serving consumer-members with top talent and skills, says President and CEO Bill Barnhart.

“We’re not just an electricity provider — we’re here to make this area an even better place to live, work and serve,” he says. “That means investing in our employees and making sure we’re providing the best possible community services. We’re really proud of Mary Casey for her accomplishment, and we’re pleased to have her on our staff.”