Sondgeroth named president/CEO of the Association of Illinois Electric Cooperatives

SPRINGFIELD – The board of directors of the Association of Illinois Electric Cooperatives (AIEC) has announced the selection of Craig Sondgeroth as the organization’s new president/CEO. “On behalf of the board, I’m proud to announce the selection of Craig Sondgeroth as president/CEO of the AIEC,” said Scott Ury, who is chairman of the AIEC board […]

Ernst awarded 2022 Lineworker’s Scholarship

The AIEC is excited to announce that this year’s LaVern and Nola McEntire Memorial Lineworker’s Scholarship recipient has been chosen. Nolan Ernst of Nokomis has been selected out of 15 applicants to receive the $2,000 memorial scholarship. He graduated from Nokomis High School this past May and will continue his education at Lincoln Land for […]

Brooke Gross joins AIEC

Brooke Gross

The Association of Illinois Electric Cooperatives (AIEC) is pleased to announce the selection of Brooke Gross of Nokomis as its Member Services Manager. Gross joins the AIEC from M.J.M. Electric Cooperative, Carlinville, where she was communication and member service coordinator. Her duties at M.J.M. included coordinating youth programs and event planning. She will assume her […]

Goetsch elected to national board

Warren Goetsch of Williamsville, Ill. was chosen by his Illinois electric cooperative peers to represent the state’s electric cooperatives on the board of directors of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA). Goetsch was elected during the July 29 Association of Illinois Electric Cooperatives annual meeting. He will begin serving a two-year term in March […]

2021 THM IEC Memorial Scholarship Winners Announced

The winners of the Thomas H. Moore Illinois Electric Cooperatives (IEC) Memorial Scholarship have been selected. There were 252 applications submitted. The 11 scholarship winners are as follows: 2-4 Year University (6 are awarded) Megan Vogt – Monroe County Electric Cooperative, Inc. Lauren Aldridge – Corn Belt Energy Corporation Shelby Basham – Eastern Illini Electric […]

Brenda Carter joins the AIEC

The AIEC has hired Brenda Carter for the Vice President of Regulatory Compliance position. Brenda started on Monday, February 15, 2021. Most recently, Brenda was a member of the Illinois Pollution Control Board, which writes the environmental rules for the State of Illinois and also adjudicates alleged violations of the Environmental Protection Act. Prior to […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]