Several community members attended the reception held in Leitchfield for the new Chief Executive Officer of Warren Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation (Warren RECC) on Thursday, December 5.
W. Scott Ramsey, 51, of Bowling Green, started as the new Warren RECC CEO two-and-a-half months ago after nearly 28 years of experience in the electric power industry.
While his new position improves his and his family’s quality of life, it also brings Ramsey and his wife back to live in Kentucky - their home state - for the first time in nearly three decades.
“My wife and I are very ecstatic about it,” Ramsey said. “…Sometimes God opens a door, and it’s up to you if you walk through it.”
Over the past 28 years, Ramsey has worked his way up through the ranks of the electric power industry and gained experience in nearly every facet, including distribution, transmission, and generation.
A 1982 graduate of Western Kentucky University, Ramsey said following graduation, he began interning for five years at Bowling Green Municipal Utilities.
Following his internship, Ramsey worked for Richmond Power and Light in Indiana, where he was employed from 1987 to 1997.
Ramsey then moved to Macon, Georgia to work for Oglethorpe Power Corporation as an asset manager from 1997-2007.
And Ramsey’s final position before returning to Bowling Green was as CEO of Southern Illinois Power Cooperative, where he worked from 2007-2013.
Ramsey said he feels his extensive experience will help him to better work with his employees because, no matter their job, he has been where they are.
“To me, having that broad of an experience really pays off,” he said. “I’ve done a little bit of everything.”
To his customers, Ramsey said, “Warren RECC will continue to be the best cooperative we can for each of them. We appreciate each and every one of them.”
For more information about Warren RECC, visit the company’s website at www.wrecc.com.