Plymouth, NH – New Hampshire Electric Cooperative (NHEC) has launched a nationwide search for its next Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

The NHEC Board of Directors has retained CarterBaldwin Executive Search to assist with the search. The search process will be led by Chris Guiney, who heads CarterBaldwin’s energy and infrastructure practice. NHEC’s new CEO will replace Jim Bakas, who is currently serving as interim general manager. Mr. Bakas will resume his role as Vice President of Operations & Engineering upon the hiring of a new CEO.

Founded in 1939, NHEC is a not-for-profit, member-owned electric distribution cooperative that provides electric service and energy solutions to 85,000 members in 118 communities throughout New Hampshire. NHEC’s 220 employees are guided by the organization’s mission – to provide its members access to affordable, reliable electric service options that support and simplify their lives. In 2020, NHEC created a wholly owned subsidiary, NH Broadband, to ensure all its members have access to reliable, affordable high-speed internet service. NHEC is New Hampshire’s second largest electric utility and is headquartered in Plymouth.

To learn more about the CEO opportunity at NHEC, please visit: Application materials are being accepted now through April 8, 2022.  Interested candidates should submit a personal letter of interest and resume to

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