Mark McCain is Hometown Connections’ new Executive Consultant/Strategic Planning.
McCain last served as VP of Member Services and Public Relations for Florida Municipal Power Agency (FMPA). In his 35 years at FMPA, McCain provided communications counsel on challenging issues and events, while building strong relationships with utility industry leaders and elected officials. For his years of outstanding contributions to public power, McCain was awarded the American Public Power Association’s James D. Donovan Individual Achievement Award in June 2022 at the association’s annual conference.
“Mark brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in developing strategic plans for public power utilities,” said Marc Gerken, interim CEO at Hometown. “Mark has developed a work plan that guides utilities from brainstorming to decision making that will benefit utilities of all sizes,” Gerken continued. “His approach has been very successful in Florida, and I believe it can work for all of public power.”
McCain was intimately involved in planning and executing FMPA’s strategic plans and facilitated strategic plans for individual FMPA members. Speaking of the collaborative process, McCain stated, “I enjoy working with governing boards and utility management to create a shared vision for their future and a roadmap for getting there. Is there any responsibility more important for leadership?”
Public utilities face a growing number of challenges. Supply chain, workforce, changing customer expectations, technology and power supply are common areas of concern among utilities. McCain believes that utility leaders need to do three things to mitigate the impact of these challenges.
“First, leaders need to help their organization define a compelling purpose,” McCain said. “Second, identify the most important strategies for success, and finally, unleash the talent of their team on those priorities. These are the essential outcomes of effective strategic planning.”
To schedule a conversation with Mark, click on the “Request Consultation” link at the top of this page.