(Editor’s note: Thanks to Jason Musso, a headquarters-based rotational employee, for submitting the following story).
United Power hosted an event at their headquarters building in Brighton for the active and alumni Tri-State rotational employees on April 30. The highly anticipated agenda included a facility tour and an array of upper-level staff presentations.
The day began with Troy Whitmore, United’s Director of External Affairs welcoming the Tri-State group. He then introduced the group to various upper-level staff. Ron Asche, United’s Chief Executive Officer, gave the visitors a quick introduction and history of the cooperative, emphasizing that United covers 900 square miles of service territory and that the co-op purchases approximately 10% of Tri-State’s total member sales. Whitmore and Myke Weis, Manager of Operations, then conducted a tour of United’s facilities. Following the tour a variety of United Power employees gave presentations to provide insight into what goes on day-to-day in their cooperative.
Jason Musso, Rachel Jaakkola, Miles Morgan, Joseph Caruso, Julie Welch, Colin Stanley, Roman Sanchez, Nicholas Shipman, and Myles Jensen attended and would like to thank United Power for an excellent job of hosting the event. They agreed that the enthusiasm of the presenters and their passion for their cooperative was contagious.
The experience was best summed up by attendee Julie Welch as she stated, “Meeting individual employees, understanding how Tri-State affects their daily jobs and vice versa, and seeing people walking in to pay their bills was an excellent and personal reminder of who we ultimately serve. I’d highly recommend more Tri-State employees to get out and visit our members.”