Baylee Flowers is our new Legal and Government Relations Coordinator. Prior to coming to the AIEC, Baylee worked for the Illinois State Senate as a Legislative Assistant. She lives in Palmyra and received a degree in Agricultural Business Management from Lincoln Land Community College. We are glad to have Baylee ...Read More
AIEC President/CEO Duane Noland recognized Illinois Country Living’s Assistant Editor Colten Bradford during the board meeting on June 16. Colten recently received a Gold Award in the Best Photo category in the national 2022 Spotlight on Excellence Awards program, sponsored by the Council of Rural Electric Communicators and NRECA. The ...Read More
CFC Board President Alan Wattles (center) presented two grants to the AIEC during the June 16 board meeting. The CFC Cooperative Educational Grant will go toward continuing education to assist in promoting cooperative principles, and the NCSC Cooperative Youth Educational Grant will help promote cooperative education for students. Accepting the grants are ...Read More
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 ...Read More
The Association of Illinois Electric Cooperatives would like to welcome Matt Clark as its new Safety Instructor. In this role, he will conduct safety and training meetings and provide support at the line school training facility. Matt previously worked for Shelby Electric Cooperative in Shelbyville for nearly 23 years. He ...Read More
The Association of Illinois Electric Cooperatives (AIEC) would like to welcome Terry Monroe as its newest Safety Instructor. His duties will include providing safety and training meetings and line school training facility support. Terry most recently was employed with SouthEastern Illinois Electric Cooperative, Carrier Mills, where he was a journeyman ...Read More
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 ...Read More
Ashley Graham, AIEC member services manager, has been promoted to Vice President of Member Services. Graham assumes her new duties on January 17 including youth programs, statewide survey, associate member program and member services/marketing. She joined the AIEC in 2018 and was previously billing coordinator for Illinois Electric Cooperative, Winchester.
Nick Reitz, Vice President of Government Relations, 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.
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 ...Read More