March 21, 2023

Daron Frederick named CIO at Electrical Cooperatives of Arkansas

Daron Frederick has been named Chief Data Officer (CIO) for the Electrical Cooperatives of Arkansas. He joined the cooperatives in 2013.

Frederick replaces present CIO Robert McClanahan who has had a 42-year tenure with Arkansas’ electrical cooperatives.

“Daron has confirmed to be a helpful member inside our group and can proceed to handle the huge know-how, info safety and communications networks that allow the electrical cooperatives to supply the dependable, reasonably priced vitality to the state’s 1.3 million electrical cooperative members,” stated Vernon “Buddy” Hasten, president and CEO for the Electrical Cooperatives of Arkansas. “I wish to thank Robert McClanahan for his selfless service to the cooperatives. He has been part of nearly each facet of the data know-how methods that energy our know-how infrastructure immediately.”

Frederick’s profession earlier than becoming a member of the electrical cooperatives included a 16-year tenure within the U.S. Navy, serving as a group chief/developer for a world banking software program group, serving because the chief info officer within the healthcare trade, working as the overall supervisor of a nationwide tax service, holding the function of vp/CIO for a nationwide trucking firm and serving as the data know-how supervisor for the Arkansas State Supreme Court docket.

“I look ahead to persevering with my profession with the Electrical Cooperatives of Arkansas within the function of Chief Data Officer,” Frederick stated. “Our group is among the finest within the nation at being laser-focused on our mission of enhancing the standard of life for Arkansans and deploying the perfect know-how options to realize our operational targets each immediately and sooner or later.”

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The Electrical Cooperatives of Arkansas comprise 17 electrical distribution cooperatives throughout the state. It serves roughly 600,000 houses, farms and companies in Arkansas and surrounding states.