Rayburn Electric Cooperative (Rayburn), a trusted Generation and Transmission Cooperative specializing in providing dependable and cost-effective wholesale electric energy solutions, is proud to announce its inclusion in the prestigious list of Top Places to Work in Dallas-Fort Worth by the Dallas Morning News. 

For 2023, Rayburn earned the #5 spot among 187 companies in the Small Business Category, solidifying its position as a top workplace. Additionally, Rayburn proudly secured the coveted #1 ranking as the overall leader for Best Benefits, a recognition in the Special Awards Category. The Special Awards Category acknowledges organizations that excel across a spectrum of diverse categories. Nearly 6,000 companies were nominated, and more than 166,000 employees were surveyed by The Dallas Morning News and Medium Giant’s research partner, Energage. 

"At Rayburn, we consider our greatest strength to be our dedicated and talented team," said David A. Naylor, President and CEO at Rayburn Electric Cooperative. "This recognition validates our commitment to empowering our employees and reinforces our mission to make a positive impact on our Members and the communities we serve." 

Rayburn Electric Cooperative's core values—Integrity, Respect, Excellence, and Innovation—serve as the foundation of its success and its enduring contribution to the broader north Texas community. These principles drive the company's adherence to ethical practices, its commitment to inclusivity, its unwavering pursuit of quality service, and its encouragement of innovative thinking. Our debut in the Top Workplaces validates Rayburn’s dedication to creating an environment where employees thrive both personally and professionally. 

"Being recognized as one of the Top Workplaces in Dallas-Fort Worth is a reflection of the outstanding dedication and passion our employees bring to their roles every day,” said Staci Bratcher, Human Resources Manager at Rayburn. “We believe in nurturing a workplace where innovation and inclusivity flourish, enabling our team to drive excellence and deliver value to our Members. 

About Rayburn 

Rayburn Electric Cooperative, headquartered in Rockwall, Texas, is a Generation and Transmission Cooperative dedicated to providing dependable and cost-effective wholesale electric energy solutions. Rayburn has been providing reliable and affordable electricity since 1979, operating over 265 miles of transmission lines exclusively within the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT). The cooperative also owns Rayburn Energy Station, a state-of-the-art natural gas plant, and holds a significant ownership stake in the Freestone Energy Center, a prominent natural gas combined cycle energy producer. With a robust infrastructure, ethical business practices, and a commitment to excellence, Rayburn is a trusted partner in the energy industry, serving its Member-owned distribution electric cooperatives and the communities of north Texas. The cooperative proudly serves four Member-owned distribution electric cooperatives: Fannin Electric Cooperative, Farmers Electric Cooperative, Grayson-Collin Electric Cooperative, and Trinity Valley Electric Cooperative, collectively serving over 500,000 Texans. Governance is overseen by a Board of Directors comprising the General Manager and a Director from each Member cooperative, ensuring comprehensive representation and collaborative decision-making. 

About Top Workplaces D-FW 

The Dallas Morning News’ Top Workplaces D-FW recognizes and celebrates businesses that are at the top of their game and that are making North Texas a better place to work. Each year, the selection process is conducted entirely by an independent research firm and is not a pay-for-play opportunity. The winning workplaces are celebrated with a comprehensive media and recognition program. For more information, visit TopWorkplacesDFW.com. 

About The Dallas Morning News 

The Dallas Morning News is Texas’ leading daily newspaper with a strong journalistic reputation, intense regional focus, and close community ties and has been delivering credible, trustworthy local news coverage for nearly two centuries. The News reaches 1.6 million people every week through print and digital products. For more information, visit DallasNews.com. 

About Medium Giant 

Sister company to The Dallas Morning News, Medium Giant is a media and marketing company that’s focused on helping businesses deepen connections, expand influence, and scale success. Fueled by curiosity, the agency questions everything to effect positive change for their clients. As adversaries of the status quo, Medium Giant combats complacency with curiosity to continuously explore and innovate on their clients’ behalf. When other agencies are satisfied, they are just getting started. For more information, visit mediumgiant.co.