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

ARLINGTON, Va. – For the fourteenth 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 2018. Each year, Computerworld’s editorial team selects 100 organizations to receive this award.

“Our IT team is committed to service excellence and understands the critical role they play in supporting the technology that is so critical to our organization,” said NRECA CEO Jim Matheson. “Receiving this distinction 14 times is an enormous accomplishment that speaks volumes about their commitment to NRECA and its members.”

Tom Stangroom, NRECA senior vice president for information technology and chief information officer, also praised his team. “We are very focused on delivering programs and services for our members, and we understand that a strong and healthy work culture where IT professionals excel is key to enabling that. I am proud of the team and very pleased that Computerworld has once again recognized NRECA as among the best places to work in IT.”

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 trade association representing more than 900 local electric cooperatives. From growing suburbs to remote farming communities, electric co-ops serve as engines of economic development for 42 million Americans across 56 percent of the nation’s landscape. As local businesses built by the consumers they serve, electric cooperatives have meaningful ties to rural America and invest $12 billion annually in their communities.