The AIEC Legal and Government Relations Department provides legislative represen­tation for its members and acts as a liaison between the member cooperatives and local, state and federal officials. It also provides regulatory services and offers a broad range of safety and compliance programs including the Rural Electric Safety Achievement Program (RESAP). Legal and regulatory services include but are not limited to research and ­counsel on OSHA, FCC, EPA, FMCSA, IDOT, FIFRA, DOT, FERC and NERC issues along with Illinois ­statutes and regulations, rules, standards, codes and assistance with ­corporate ­governance and federal, state and local not-for-profit organizational requirements. The department assists with the consolidated workers compensation program for member cooperatives and Illinois Electric Cooperatives PAC.

Nick Reitz

Vice President of Government Relations

Brenda Carter

Vice President of Regulatory Compliance

Baylee Flowers

 Legal and Government Relations Coordinator

Regulatory Services and Compliance

AIEC provides research and counsel on statutory and regulatory changes that impact our members, identifying what regulations are applicable to cooperatives.  Regulatory services include but are not limited to, OSHA, EPA, DOT, FMCSA, IDOT, NERC, and FERC along with Illinois statutes, regulations, standards, and codes. Our staff is available to support members in compliance to these regulations by assisting with required cooperative policies, reports, inspections/audits, training and more.  The AIEC,  in partnership with cooperative safety leaders, administers the NRECA Rural Electric Safety Achievement Program (RESAP), a safety framework to improve safety performance and culture.  AIEC is available to assist with the development and continuous improvement of member system safety programs.