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Employees of the Year Top Honors | On January 30, Blondell Colbert retired from the cooperative


aſt er completing 31 years of dedicated service, but before she could go, PEC employees bestowed her with top honors as the Administrative Services Division Employee of the Year. According to Allyson McElroy, PEC’s Vice-President of Customer Service,


Each year PEC full-time employees are asked to cast ballots for two fellow employees who consistently demonstrate excellence in his or her position and are deserving of Employee of the Year recognition. T e honorees identities are kept secret until they are revealed at the annual Employee Awards Presentation.


Administrative Services


Blondell Colbert Customer Service Rep II


“Blondell was the go-to representative for many of our customers. T ey could count on her for accuracy, timeliness, and care – as could her coworkers. Not only have we lost years of experience due to her retirement, but we’ve lost a friendly, caring person who, from 8:00 to 5:00 each day, served as a reminder that an offi ce is truly a family.” Leaving as a seasoned veteran in the


world of customer service, Blondell came to work for PEC on September 19, 1983, as a General Clerk. In 1985 she was promoted to Cashier where she remained until 1987 when, as a Customer Accounts Representative, she moved closer to her fi nal


Corporate Services


Tara Mullins Director of Public Relations


workers have used to describe her are, ‘able to do anything,’ ‘very impressive,’ ‘rises to the occasion,’ and ‘a joy to work with.’ Tara is a great example of hard work and dedication. She is very deserving of this award!” As PEC’s Director of Public Relations,


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he Corporate Services Division Employee of the Year is Tara 1040302700


According to Kevin Wood, PEC’s Sr.


Vice-President of Corporate Services, “Some of the phrases that Tara’s co-


Tara is responsible for organizing and coordinating PEC’s Annual Meeting, Youth Tour, Safety Smart Program, and other public awareness and educational programs. She also represents PEC in various public and civic organizations in many of the communities in PEC’s service area.


Tara graduated from Sulphur


High School in 2002 and received her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration concentrating in Entrepreneurship from East Central University in May of 2007. Tara worked in the retail industry for nearly 10 years and a short time in human resources before arriving at PEC in October of 2012, when she was hired for her current position as Director of Public Relations. Tara lives in Ada with her husband Jimmy and two sons Dylan and Kendrick.


Youth Tour Test Dates: February 23 and 28, 2015 PEC’s 2014-2015 Youth Tour Contest is open to ALL 11th


2 | February 2015 People’s Powerline


destination as Customer Service Representative II. Her duties included handling incoming calls and assisting members with new service connections, disconnects, billing account inquiries, sales of PEC’s value-added services and capital credit payments. A 1970 graduate of Byng High


School, Blondell lives in Ada with her husband Herbert. During retirement, she looks forward to sharing more time with her two sons and daughters-in- law, Steven and Keisha Frazier and Jason and Lauren Colbert, along with her grandchildren, Isis and Zane Frazier, Kira Colbert, and Devian and Julia Poole.


grade students enrolled in a school system located in one of the 11


counties served by PEC. Contest information and study materials can be found at www.peopleselectric.coop/youthtour or can be mailed upon request. Questions? Contact Tara Mullins by phone: (580) 272-1553 or by email: tara.mullins@peopleselectric.coop.


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