Maria Smedley

Vice President – Human Resources & Strategy, Arkansas Electric Cooperatives


C-Ten Member Survey

1. Please list three strategic priorities specific to your role as CHRO for 2020

Lead the workforce transition through the post-quarantine business operations new normal
Develop and implement a succession planning process
Develop a comprehensive recruiting strategy


Enterprise-wide Strategy

North America

United States

HRIS System & Learning Management System


Implemented an Executive Benefits Restoration Plan; developed and published a Salary Administration and Performance Management Manual for managers and supervisors; and implemented iCIMS automated applicant tracking software

Board Relations, Strategy Implementation, Automation of HR Services

Resistance to Change

Shawn Calhoun – VP CHRO at Associated Electric Cooperative

I have lived in 9 different states.