Heather Holt of East Berlin and Kennedy Muchimba of Reading were hired in December by Adams Electric Cooperative. Each will work out of the headquarters building in Gettysburg.
Holt was selected as the risk management coordinator in the Safety/Key Accounts/Accounting department. Her new role includes expanded planning, implementing and conducting of safety programs and inspections according to OSHA and co-op safety standards. Before coming to Adams, she worked as a production process specialist, covering 51 locations for Cintas Corporation. Holt earned a digital electronics degree through the United States Navy, in which she also served as a sonar technician and fire control systems operator/technician.
Muchimba was chosen to fill an open cybersecurity specialist role in the Information Technology department. His role includes implementing additional systems to further protect and ensure the integrity of the cooperatives electric system and protected data. Before coming to Adams, he worked as a security analyst, handling security audits, vulnerability scanning/assessment and network flow analysis for Threshold Rehabilitation Services in Reading, Pa. Muchimba earned a certificate in cyber defense security from Reading Area Community College, and he is currently working toward his Bachelor of Science degree in computer science and cybersecurity from the University of Phoenix.