New Officers Are Welcomed to Midwest ENERGY Association's Board

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Anthony R. McCain of Nicor Gas has been confirmed as the new Chair of Midwest ENERGY Association's (MEA) Board of Directors. Timothy J. Burke of Omaha Public Power District joins the executive committee as First Vice Chair. Patricia K. Walker of Duke Energy is welcomed as the new Second Vice Chair. MEA thanks Earnest A. Lehman of Midwest Energy, Inc. for his past service as Chair and welcome him to the position of Past Chair.

Anthony R. McCain of Nicor Gas has been confirmed as the new Chair of Midwest ENERGY Association's (MEA) Board of Directors. Timothy J. Burke of Omaha Public Power District joins the executive committee as First Vice Chair. Patricia K. Walker of Duke Energy is welcomed as the new Second Vice Chair. MEA thanks Earnest A. Lehman of Midwest Energy, Inc. for his past service as Chair and welcome him to the position of Past Chair.

"It is an honor and privilege to serve as the Chair of MEA this upcoming year," says Anthony McCain. "Our goals are to continue focusing on member services which increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the energy delivery system. MEA is uniquely positioned to assist the industry because its members operate both gas and electric distribution systems."

2009-2010 Officers:
MEA Chair - Anthony R. McCain, Vice President, Field Operations, Nicor Gas
MEA First Vice Chair - Timothy J. Burke, Vice President, Employee and Customer Relations,
Omaha Public Power District
MEA Second Vice Chair - Patricia K. Walker, Senior Vice President, Ohio and Kentucky Gas Operations, Duke Energy
MEA Treasurer - Joseph M. Groebner, President, Groebner & Associates, Inc.
MEA Past Chair - Earnest A. Lehman, President & General Manager, Midwest Energy, Inc.

New Directors:
Barry J. (Joe) Bentley, Vice President, Power Delivery, Indianapolis Power & Light Company
Connor J. Deering, Vice President & General Manager, Gas Products/Services Division, Mueller Co.
Vern A. Gebhart, Vice President, Customer Operations, Alliant Energy
William P. Herdegen, III, Vice President, T&D Operations, Kansas City Power & Light
J. Scott Kleppe, President & Chief Operating Officer, Sensit Technologies
Bobbi L. Schroeppel, Vice President, Customer Care, Communications and Human Resources, NorthWestern Energy
John M. Yogerst, Assistant Vice President, Gas Operations, Madison Gas & Electric Company

Midwest ENERGY Association (MEA) serves the people that bring electricity and natural gas to American homes and businesses. MEA was founded as a training association over 100 years ago by visionary distribution utilities in the Midwest to improve safety and efficiency. Utility companies nationwide now benefit from MEA's industry roundtables, operations conferences, and other events. Members collaborated to develop EnergyU, the world's premier online training and testing system for the gas and electric utility distribution industry. Our not-for-profit fee structure delivers to members and subscribers the best possible training at the lowest possible cost in the areas of natural gas, liquids, OSHA, electric, and leadership training.

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