Aaron Bradshaw, left, and Susan Parish.

Susan Parish has been appointed by the Intercounty Electric board of directors to assume duties of interim CEO as a nationwide search for the next executive may take a few months, the organization says.

Parish, a Houston resident, will fill the vacancy left by the departure of Aaron Bradshaw, who accepted the position of CEO and general manager at Co-Mo Electric Cooperative, headquartered in Tipton. With nearly 40 years of dedicated service to Intercounty, the board said it is confident in Parish’s ability to take over the responsibilities of CEO as Bradshaw departs the cooperative.

Bradshaw served as Intercounty CEO since March 2013. Some of the highlights under Bradshaw’s leadership were the advancement of technology in outage management and outage reporting methods, improved member account access, advanced technology for the workforce and most recently, drone training. Intercounty said Bradshaw was committed to modernizing the cooperative and dedicated to making progress each day.

“I’ve definitely enjoyed my time at Intercounty. Getting to know the dedicated employees that work hard to improve the quality of life for our members has been a great experience,” Bradshaw said. “Additionally, I know I’m leaving the organization is in good hands.”

Intercounty is one of the largest cooperatives in Missouri with nearly 5,600 miles of line and approximately 30,000 meters.

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