|The Springdale Rotary Club will be hearing from Mitchell Johnson and the exciting new things happening at Ozark Electric. Mitchell Johnson has led Ozarks Electric Cooperative as president and chief executive officer for more than 15 years. During that time, the cooperative has achieved nearly 187% revenue growth, while growing from 130 employees to just over 200 as of 2016. Johnson guides the organization behind its purpose: to power communities and empower members to improve the quality of their lives.
During Mitchell’s tenure, the company has received numerous awards and honors, including induction, in 2014, to the Palladium Balanced Scorecard Hall of Fame for Executing Strategy. The cooperative received a historic score of 96, an industry record, on the American Consumer Satisfaction Index. In addition, the cooperative has seen significant improvements in terms of safety, system reliability and affordability.
Prior to becoming president and chief executive officer, Mitchell served for three years as the vice president of administrative services, where he accomplished the goal of repaying all government debt, ultimately creating a significant economic advantage for the cooperative.
Mitchell received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Arkansas.