NRECA Named a ‘Best Place to Work in IT’ by IDG’s Computerworld

ARLINGTON, Va. – For the thirteenth time, the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) has been nationally ranked by IDG’s Computerworld as one of the “100 Best Places to Work in IT,” based on the benefits and opportunities provided to IT staff and IT worker surveys.

NRECA ranked 8th among small organizations on Computerworld’s list for 2017. Each year, Computerworld’s editorial team selects 100 organizations to receive this award.

“Technology is increasingly important to the success of our organization, and our IT professionals consistently step up to the plate to provide outstanding service,” said NRECA CEO Jim Matheson.  “The fact that our IT team has received this distinction multiple times is a testament to the strong commitment to service excellence throughout the department.”

Tom Stangroom, NRECA senior vice president for information technology and chief information officer, also praised his team. “We have worked hard to create an IT culture that places an extraordinarily high value on service, innovation and adopting cutting-edge solutions to today’s IT challenges. I’m extremely proud of my team and very pleased that Computerworld once again has recognized our work.”

The Best Places to Work in Information Technology list is an annual ranking of the top 100 work environments for technology professionals by Computerworld. The list is compiled based on a comprehensive questionnaire regarding company offerings in categories such as benefits, career development, training and retention. In addition, Computerworld conducts extensive surveys of IT workers, and their responses factor heavily in determining the rankings.

The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association is the national service organization that represents the nation’s more than 900 not-for-profit, consumer-owned electric cooperatives, which provide service to 42 million people in 47 states.