Cindy Denney named 2015 C. Tom Taylor Award recipient

Award recognizes outstanding contributions to electric cooperative member services

Indiana Electric Cooperatives named Cindy Denney the recipient of the 2015 C. Tom Taylor Award. Denney, director of marketing and customer services at Jay County REMC, was presented the award during the Marketing, Member ServicesCindy and Communicators (MMSC) professional section fall meeting Oct. 16.

“Cindy embodies everything this award stands for,” said Mark Arnold, president and CEO of Jay County REMC. “She is the face of our cooperative, but also works tirelessly to better the cooperative and our community. Cindy is here for the purpose of serving others.”

In addition to her role at the electric cooperative, Denney has served on the Jay County Chamber of Commerce board and as co-chair of the Jay County United Way. She has also volunteered for countless other organizations and events including the Winchester, Dunkirk and Adams County chambers of commerce, Winterfest, Tri-State Tractor and Engine Show, and the Jay County/Indiana Bicentennial Committee

“Cindy is a natural born leader. Her enthusiasm is contagious and her generosity is unforgettable,” said nominator Missy May. “Her commitment to her community, her co-workers, the members of the REMC and her family is second to none.”

The award is presented annually to an Indiana electric cooperative member services employee who has demonstrated excellence in leadership, attitude and commitment to electric cooperative principles. The award is named for the award’s first recipient and longtime Boone REMC member services representative, C. Tom Taylor, who lived by the philosophy of “non sibi, sed aliis” – not for self, but for others.