We're adding eight great members to The Network's Leadership Council in 2017. Before kicking off the new year we caught up with new council member Jeff Parkison from City Utilities to learn more about his day to day role with our city's utility provider and where we can catch him relaxing outside of work. Read on to learn more about Jeff!
Tell us a little about your day to day role and responsibilities within your organization.
As Supervisor of Forecasting at City Utilities, I oversee the development of CU's annual operating budget and five year operating plan. This includes working with project managers from across our organization to prioritize spending to best meet the needs of our customers.
What might someone be surprised to learn about you?
My wife and I have ridden a toboggan down the Great Wall of China.
How long have you lived in Springfield?
I am a lifelong resident of the Springfield area.
How did you first get involved with The Network?
Near the end of The Network's first year, my best friend asked if I was aware of The Network and told me a little bit about it. I joined soon after, and have found it to be a great source for career development.
What's the best place to unwind after a long day at work?
Hammons Field - It's a great place to unwind with my family, friends or out of town guests.
In your opinion, what's the best part of being a young professional in Springfield?
Springfield has a variety of opportunities, from professional to leisure. There are many great companies and organizations around Springfield. Springfield has many of the features of a large city, but with a smaller town feel. Downtown always seems to have something new; parks in the Ozarks are a great escape; and it's a great place to raise a family.