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Powerful Careers: Kenny McMichael

Powerful Careers: Kenny McMichael

Like many high school students overwhelmed by the options from which to choose, Kenny McMichael was undecided on which career path to take. Like the flip of a switch, that all changed during a four-hour presentation during a school field trip to Community Electric...

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Powerful Careers: Mitch DeJarnette

Powerful Careers: Mitch DeJarnette

Mitch DeJarnette remembers as a boy riding along with his dad, who worked as a contractor clearing rights-of-way for electric cooperatives along the East Coast. That impressed the young man enough to pursue his own career in line work — most importantly, at a...

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Powerful Careers: Justice Powell

Powerful Careers: Justice Powell

While serving in mass communications with the U.S. Navy, Justice Powell saw a need for graphic design. She decided to fulfill that need and navigated herself through basic training of the Adobe design software. That self-motivation and drive landed her a role as a...

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Powerful Careers: Sheila Switzer

Powerful Careers: Sheila Switzer

You never know where a Powerful Career might take you. Or for how long. After graduating from Craig County High School in New Castle, Va., Sheila Switzer started working at a furniture company when an acquaintance told her that she might be a good fit for an opening...

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Powerful Careers: Virginia Clifton

Powerful Careers: Virginia Clifton

In just three years, Virginia Clifton went from receiving calls from members reporting power outages to overseeing the inventory and purchasing of materials needed to restore power. Her children often remind the Craig-Botetourt Electric Cooperative purchasing manager...

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Powerful Careers: Heather Dalton

Powerful Careers: Heather Dalton

In her 23 years at Southside Electric Cooperative, Heather Dalton has experienced the inside and outside of the power line industry. Dalton, a staking technician in SEC’s Altavista office, came to the cooperative as a cashier/clerk, equivalent to today’s member...

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