ARLINGTON, Va. – Wayne McGurk has been named as chief information officer and senior vice president of Information Technology at the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association. In this role, McGurk will provide technology vision and leadership as he oversees NRECA’s enterprise-wide IT program.
“I’m thrilled to have Wayne join our team,” said NRECA CEO Jim Matheson. “He brings impressive expertise and experience to our information technology team. Wayne’s leadership will be significant for NRECA as we continue to implement an IT strategy that focuses on security and innovative business solutions.”
“I’m excited to be a part of NRECA’s IT team, which has a strong track record of success in implementing IT solutions for its members,” said McGurk. “I’m certain that we can build on this success to meet the association’s evolving IT needs in keeping with the strong commitment to service excellence at NRECA.”
McGurk most recently served as executive vice president and CIO at Moneygram International. He has more than 15 years of experience in various IT leadership roles, including First Data Corporation and Walmart. McGurk is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and served as a Captain in the U.S. Army.
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.