The Association of Illinois Electric Cooperatives (AIEC) held a virtual annual meeting on Thurs., July 23. Immediately following, the AIEC Board of Directors held its reorganizational meeting and unanimously elected Kevin Brannan as its new board chairman.
Brannan is board secretary for Illinois Electric Cooperative (IEC), Winchester, and serves as the IEC representative on the AIEC board. He and his family farm outside Eldred in southern Greene County and he is a retired teacher from Carrollton High School where he taught agriculture.
Warren Goetsch, was AIEC board chairman from 2018-2020 and serves as board vice president for Menard Electric Cooperative, Petersburg. Goetsch recently retired from the Illinois Department of Agriculture where he served as Deputy Director.
During the meeting, Brannan (right) presented Goetsch with a framed image of the capitol as appreciation for his service as board chairman.
Based in Springfield, the AIEC provides legal, engineering, communications, safety training, legislative and other services to 29 electric cooperatives. AIEC member-cooperatives serve more than 297,857 farms, homes and businesses in 90 counties, with 62,677 miles of line. AIEC is a member of Touchstone Energy — a national alliance of local, consumer-owned electric cooperatives providing high standards of service to members large and small. More than 700 Touchstone Energy cooperatives in 46 states are delivering energy and energy solutions to more than 30 million members every day. Touchstone Energy cooperatives serve their members with integrity, accountability, innovation and a longstanding commitment to communities.