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France awarded 2020 Effort Award

During this year’s AIEC Co-op Day celebrations, Thad France, Manager of Lineworker and Apprentice Development, was presented the annual Effort Award by President/CEO Duane Noland. Each year an employee who has done an exemplary job in their position is chosen to receive the award. France has worked hard to make the lineworker school a success.

David Senn receives AIEC Chairman’s Award

At the August 20 board meeting, Past AIEC Board Chairman Warren Goetsch presented David Senn (Jo-Carroll Energy) with the 2020 Chairman’s Award for exemplary service to the Illinois electric cooperatives and the Association of Illinois Electric Cooperatives, and for continuing commitment to preservation of the cooperative business model.

Brannan named chairman of board

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… Continue Reading Brannan named chairman ...Read More

Tootie Holmes

Passing of Tootie Holmes

It is with sadness we share that Credit Union Division Manager Shewan (Tootie) Holmes passed away this morning, July 17. She had been with the IEC Financial Credit Union for 32 years and will be greatly missed. There is a graveside service for Tootie on Saturday, August 15 at 11:00 AM at the Steenbergen Cemetery… Continue Reading Passing of Tootie ...Read More

Fritz awarded 2020 lineworker scholarship

The winner of the LaVern & Nola McEntire Scholarship for 2020 is Blaine A Fritz. This $2,000 scholarship will help pay for costs to attend the lineworker’s school conducted by the Association of Illinois Electric Cooperatives (AIEC) in conjunction with Lincoln Land Community College, Springfield, IL (Electrical Distribution Lineman Associate in Applied Science; Electrical Distribution… Continue Reading Fritz awarded 2020 ...Read More

Lawson selected as the national 2020-2021 Illinois Youth Leadership Council Representative

Jerad Lawson has been chosen to represent Illinois, the Association of Illinois Electric Cooperatives (AIEC) and his cooperative, EnerStar Electric, Paris, on the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) Youth Leadership Council (YLC). Due to these unprecedented times and to ensure safety, the 2020 NRECA Youth to Washington tour was canceled. Selection of the YLC… Continue Reading Lawson selected as ...Read More

Scholarship winners announced

Recipients of the Thomas H. Moore IEC Memorial Scholarship for 2020 have been announced. Each year 11 – $2,000 scholarships are awarded for high school seniors. Six scholarships are reserved for students enrolling full-time at a four-year university who are the sons or daughters of an Illinois electric cooperative consumer-member. Four are designated for students… Continue Reading Scholarship winners announced

Corn Belt Energy supports COVID-19 relief efforts locally

BLOOMINGTON, IL — Tuesday, May 26, 2020 — Corn Belt Energy’s Board of Directors approved a grant of $15,000 for the Feeding BN and Beyond program and a grant of $5,000 for the Starved Rock Community Foundation’s COVID-19 Recovery Fund as a part of the Sharing Success program. The Sharing Success program, a matching grant opportunity… Continue Reading Corn Belt Energy ...Read More

Ambyr Crawford promoted

We are happy to announce that Ambyr Crawford has been promoted to Training and Safety Coordinator and will begin her new role effective April 1, 2020. She has been with the AIEC since 2002. Ambyr began as an Engineering Technician and most recently acted as our Engineering and Training Specialist. She has also been responsible… Continue Reading Ambyr Crawford promoted

Kevin Bernson re-elected to board of Touchstone Energy® Cooperatives

Kevin Bernson, vice president of media and public relations and Touchstone Energy brand manager at Shelby Electric Cooperative in Shelbyville, Ill., was recently re-elected to the board of directors of Touchstone Energy. Bernson began his second three-year term, Friday, Feb. 28, 2020, at the board’s organizational meeting in New Orleans. “I’m honored to be re-elected… Continue Reading Kevin Bernson re-elected ...Read More