GONZALES, TEXAS– June 17, 2021 – GVEC General Manager & CEO Darren Schauer has won a Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award, released annually, honoring the Top CEOs for 2021 in the U.S. Small and Medium Business (SMB) Category. The award highlights top leaders employees love working for in countries throughout North America and parts of Europe.

Among chief executives recognized by employees in the U.S., Schauer received an impressive approval rating based on the anonymous and voluntary reviews GVEC employees shared on Glassdoor throughout the past year. The 2021 Employees’ Choice Award places Schauer among the top 50 on the U.S. SMB list.

“This is a great honor, and I appreciate the recognition. In reality, though, this award isn’t about me. It is a reflection of the great employees we have here at GVEC and the culture we’ve created together,” Schauer said. “The last year-and-a-half has tested and strengthened that culture in ways no one could have ever foreseen. I am so proud of the way GVEC navigated the uncertainty created by the pandemic. We were successful because everyone here believes firmly in our cooperative values: Working at GVEC is about being part of something bigger and more important than one’s self. I am delighted to share this award with the employees that stand beside me every day, through winter storms, heat waves or pandemics, to empower and enhance the communities we serve.”

Added Glassdoor Chief Executive Officer Christian Sutherland-Wong: “Over the past year, company leaders around the world faced unprecedented challenges to support employees during the COVID-19 crisis. Now, the employees have spoken and it’s clear that these CEOs excelled and found new ways to support their people when the world of work flipped upside down. Through a challenging year, it’s inspiring to see Top CEOs who, according to their employees, adapted to change, redefined visions and led with transparency while putting the health and safety of employees first. I extend my sincerest congratulations to this year’s Employees’ Choice Award winners.”

When employees submit reviews of their employer on Glassdoor, they are asked to rate several factors tied to their employment experience. These include rating sentiment around their CEO’s leadership as well as around senior management, among others. Specifically, when rating their CEO on Glassdoor, employees are asked to report whether they approve or disapprove of or have no opinion about their CEO’s performance.

Across the approximately 1.5 million employers reviewed on Glassdoor, the average CEO approval rating is 73 percent. Schauer took his spot in the top 50 with a 97% approval rating.

Employees’ Choice Award winners for the 2021 Top CEOs and Top CEOs at Small & Medium Companies are determined using Glassdoor’s proprietary algorithm, taking into account the quantity, quality and consistency of Glassdoor-approved company reviews shared by U.S.-based employees between May 2, 2020, and May 1, 2021.

About GVEC

GVEC is a progressive cooperative focused on delivering products and services that empower the people and communities in South Central Texas. A trusted, local partner since 1938, today GVEC provides dependable electricity, high-speed internet, and beyond the meter services like AC/heating, solar and battery storage solutions, and electrician services. The cooperative proudly serves over 100,000 consumers in surrounding areas through five customer service locations in Cuero, Gonzales, La Vernia, Schertz and Seguin.

About Glassdoor

Glassdoor combines all the latest jobs with millions of reviews and insights to make it easy for people to find a job that is uniquely right for them. As a result, Glassdoor helps employers hire truly informed candidates at scale through effective recruiting solutions like employer branding and employee insights products. Launched in 2008, Glassdoor now has reviews and insights for more than one million companies around the world. For more information, visit glassdoor.com.

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