The Board of Directors of ECG, headquartered in Atlanta, GA, seeks an experienced, high-integrity leader with proven strategic leadership competences that will position the organization for success. Reporting to a 9-member Board of Directors, the CEO will be responsible for developing a strategic plan to advance the company's mission and objectives and promote revenue, sustainability, and growth as an organization. They will oversee company operations to ensure participant satisfaction, quality of products and services offered, and cost-effective management of resources.
The ECG Board of Directors highly prefers that the CEO lives within 60 miles of the Atlanta, GA office(s), where most of the staff is located.
Support operations and administration of the Board by advising and informing Board members of existing and potential issues and implementing Board decisions and directives.
Provide strong, credible and consistent leadership to staff so as to build a cohesive, innovative team.
Provide sound business judgment as well as entrepreneurial vision to the organization.
Develop a strategic business plan for Board approval to advance the company's mission and objectives and promote revenue, sustainability, and growth as an organization.
Oversee company operations and recommend to Board needed changes to insure organization’s success.
Plan, develop, and implement strategies for generating quality programs for members and sufficient revenues for the company.
Recommend yearly budget for Board approval and prudently manage organization’s resources within those budget guidelines according to current laws and regulations.
Recommend company operational procedures, policies, and standards.
Review activity reports and financial statements to determine progress and status in attaining objectives and revise objectives and plans in accordance with current conditions.
Evaluate performance of executives for compliance with established policies and objectives of the company and contributions in attaining objectives.
Assure that the organization and its mission, programs, products, and services consistently present a strong positive image to its members.
Represent the company at legislative sessions, committee meetings, and formal functions when needed.
Promote the company at local, regional, and national events.
Effectively manage the human resources of the organization according to personnel policies and procedures, as authorized by the Board and fully conforming to current laws and regulations.
Models and fosters an inclusive workplace culture that aligns with the mission, vision and values of ECG and adheres to current federal and state employment regulations and guidelines. Provides staff
Present performance summary at annual meetings.
Direct company planning to ensure policy compliance.
Other duties as assigned.
To implement the strategic goals and objectives of the organization.
Provide communications, information and details to enable the Board to fulfill its governance function.
To give direction and leadership toward the achievement of the organization’s philosophy, mission, strategy, and its annual goals and objectives.
Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required.
A Bachelor’s Degree in an applicable field, such as accounting, business, economics, engineering, public administration or other related disciplines is preferred. An advanced degree in similarly related fields is desired.
A minimum of 10 years progressive senior executive level leadership experience, preferably with a public power utility providing comparable services in an organization of similar size, scope and complexity.
Proven experience as a collaborative consensus builder, mentor and team player. Proven successes in building credibility with board members, employees, legislators, regulators, elected officials, customers and the public.
Experience working with and reporting to a similarly elected board.
Demonstrated success in long-term strategic planning including knowledge of contracting, negotiating, rate development, engineering, economic development and marketing. Experience in formulating policy and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures. Ability to develop financial plans and manage resources. Ability to analyze and interpret financial data.
Exemplary interpersonal skills that include professional and executive level listening and oral and written communications, including the ability to convey complex technical and industry issues to laypersons and the ability to communicate and interact with officials at all levels of government and to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
Ability to motivate teams and simultaneously manage several projects.
Working conditions are normal for an office environment. Work may require frequent weekend and evening work. Work may require frequent overnight travel.
Interested parties may e-mail resume and cover letter, along with salary requirements, by Friday, October 7, 2022, to Mr. Peter Floyd, General Counsel, at Peter.Floyd@alston.com or by regular mail to the following address:
Mr. Peter Floyd, Esq. Alston & Bird, LLP 1201 West Peachtree Street Atlanta, Georgia 30309-3424
Electric Cities of Georgia (ECG) is a non-profit organization providing strategic and technical services to 52 public power communities with utility operations. Our services are designed to maximize utility performances while creating successful communities with economic prosperity and opportunity.