Nearly 31 years of service at Boone REMC for Pam Warmoth has meant two different positions (with varying titles), three different CEOs, and many changes in technology, policies and procedures, culture shifts, and a sincere love of the electric cooperative and all that it stands for.
“I love the co-op world,” Warmoth said. “It is more family-focused. Everything we do is about the family – from our approach to safety to the activities we organize for the benefit of our employees. This place has been my home away from home. I have many great friendships due to working here.”
Warmoth started at Boone on April 29, 1991. She started as a cashier and quickly moved up the ranks as an administrative assistant and then an executive assistant. She now includes the HR Director in her title. She pursued her bachelor’s degree in management while at Boone REMC and graduated summa cum laude from Indiana Wesleyan University in 2007.
She also does much of the work behind the scenes at the cooperative. She implemented the wellness program and facilitates that committee’s work, is a safety officer, has planned numerous corporate and employee events, and has facilitated the administration of Operation Round Up program since its inception in 2006.
She has also taken advantage of many employee continuing education opportunities. She became a PHR (Professional in Human Resources), received her HRCI (HR Certification Institute) and SHRM-CP (Society for Human Resource Management for Certified Professional). She is a Rural Electric Leaders In Training Exchange (RELITE) and Leadership Edge graduate, through the Indiana Electric Cooperatives, and is a guest facilitator for employee continuing education programs at IEC, as well.
According to Warmoth, one of the biggest changes at Boone REMC in the last 30 years is that there is more of a focus on growing employees.
“I’m at the tail end of the baby boomer generation, which tends to be much more career-driven,” Warmoth said. “At Boone, there is a culture shift to provide more opportunity for employee growth and empowerment, including work-life balance. I believe this outcome is better because it promotes improved employee satisfaction.”
When she is not busy helping employees at work, she is busy helping people in the community. She is part of the Warthogs Motorcycle Club that does benefit rides for police and firemen. In fact, she rides her own Indian Scout motorcycle.
She is involved in Boone County Mental Health at Christmas time for a program that provides gifts for victims of domestic violence. She also enjoys weight training and outdoor activities, including birding, hiking, organic gardening, and landscaping in her free time.
Warmoth resides in Thorntown with her husband, Tyson, and enjoys spending time with her four children, and two grandchildren.