REC names new Western Manager

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Rappahannock Electric Cooperative (REC) has promoted Shawn McDonough to serve as REC’s Western Region Manager. 

REC’s western region includes portions of the counties of Albemarle, Clarke, Culpeper, Fauquier, Frederick, Greene, Madison, Orange, Rappahannock, Shenandoah, Stafford and Warren.

McDonough has over 31 years of experience in utility operations, including project management, engineering and leadership.

An REC release calls McDonough an accomplished project management professional and utility leader.

John Arp, vice president of engineering, operation and power supply went on to praise McDonough for his accomplishments.

Since joining REC in 2010, he has been an integral part of the project management team and a key contributor on several large-scale projects.

McDonough holds a Bachelor of Science in Electric Engineering from Youngstown State University and a Master’s degree in Computer Science from Hood College.

He received his Project Management Professional Certification (PMP) in 2014.

McDonough started at REC as a planning engineer, and became Director of Project Management in 2019.

McDonough began his new role Dec. 20, 2020.

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