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Bradford joins staff of Illinois Country Living

Illinois Country Living is pleased to announce Colten Bradford has joined its staff as Assistant Editor. Colten was a Communications Specialist at the Energy Education Council prior to joining the AIEC. He holds a Master of Arts and a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from the University of Illinois-Springfield where he was a graduate assistant… Continue Reading Bradford joins staff ...Read More

Watch Phil Carson taking the president’s gavel at the NRECA annual meeting

Phil Carson, Tri-County Electric Cooperative director, begins his two-year term today as president of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA). Carson took the reins from North Arkansas Electric Cooperative CEO Mel Coleman. Coleman passed the gavel to Carson during the closing general session of NRECA’s annual meeting.

CFC Check Presentation

CFC Presents AIEC a Check for International Project

The National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corporation (CFC) presented a check for $35,000 to the AIEC in support of the Illinois cooperative’s international efforts to electrify parts of Bolivia. From left to right: Alan Wattles, CFC District 5 director and president/CEO of Monroe County Electric Co-Operative, Inc., Waterloo; AIEC President/CEO Duane Noland; CFC CEO Sheldon… Continue Reading CFC Presents AIEC ...Read More

AIEC’s Brian Adams completes NRECA Supervisory Program

Brian Adams, Vice President of Engineering, is awarded his Supervisory Program certificate from AIEC President/CEO, Duane Noland, after completing his courses from NRECA. The Supervisory Certificate program was built on a set of knowledge and skills that co-op CEOs and experienced supervisors identified as the core competencies that new supervisors need to be successful at… Continue Reading AIEC’s Brian Adams ...Read More

AIEC Rick Polley retires after 30 years

On Friday, January 6, AIEC employees said their farewells to Eric E. “Rick” Polley, AIEC manager of field services, who retired after 30 years. Rick began his AIEC service in 1986 as a member services representative. A graduate of the University of Illinois College of Agriculture, Polley holds a Bachelor of Science degree in agriculture… Continue Reading AIEC Rick Polley ...Read More

2017 NRECA CEO Close-Up being held January 8-10 in Fort Lauderdale, FL

The NRECA CEO Close-Up Conference, a summit for more than three-hundred electric cooperative CEO/ General Managers, examines the latest industry trends and issues that impact a co-op’s business and strategic operations. This is an exclusive opportunity available to our NRECA Associate, Affiliate and Service Members for valuable exposure to key leaders in the electric co-op… Continue Reading 2017 NRECA CEO ...Read More

Kevin Bernson

Kevin Bernson elected to Touchstone Energy board

Kevin Bernson, vice president of media and public relations at Shelby Electric Cooperative, was elected to a three-year term on the Touchstone Energy® board of directors. The directors’ election was held electronically on December 15 during the brand’s annual meeting. Five candidates were vying for four open seats. A seasoned brand ambassador, Kevin has traveled… Continue Reading Kevin Bernson elected ...Read More

Toys for Tots

Employees of the AIEC donated more than $500 to purchase gifts to benefit Toys for Tots in the Springfield area. Ret. USMC Gunnery Sgt. Thomas Altevogt visited the AIEC on December 16 to pick up the gifts. The AIEC chose to purchase gifts for older recipients as many of the gifts the organization receives are… Continue Reading Toys for Tots