New Officers Are Welcomed to MEA’s Board

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Stephen L. Pella of Black Hills Corporation has been confirmed as the new chair of Midwest ENERGY Association’s (MEA) Board of Directors. Timothy A. Dehring of Northern Indiana Public Service, a NiSource Company, is the new first vice chair. MEA thanks Timothy J. Burke of Omaha Public Power District for his past service as chair and welcomes him to the position of past chair.

Energy distribution is a proud industry doing noble work, which is enhanced by the work and resources of MEA.

Stephen L. Pella of Black Hills Corporation has been confirmed as the new chair of Midwest ENERGY Association’s (MEA) Board of Directors. Timothy A. Dehring of Northern Indiana Public Service, a NiSource Company, is the new first vice chair. MEA thanks Timothy J. Burke of Omaha Public Power District for his past service as chair and welcomes him to the position of past chair.

“It is a privilege and honor to serve MEA as Chair of its Board of Directors,” Stephen Pella says. “Energy distribution is a proud industry doing noble work, which is enhanced by the work and resources of MEA. Our Board of Directors and I will work to provide the direction and guidance that yields continued value to existing members, expands its reach to others across the country & around the globe, and helps us drive innovation that’s essential to future success.”

Pella continues, “MEA serves the people that deliver electricity and natural gas to homes and businesses. It is essential work proudly provided by energy industry professionals for the comfort and convenience of customers. MEA’s vision and mission is to further operational excellence in energy delivery by providing resources that continually improves members’ proficiency, efficiency and safety. Areas where valuable resources are provided to us, its members, include leadership development, skill development & certification, operational improvement, and technology application.”

2011-2012 Officers:
MEA Chair – Stephen L. Pella, Vice President, Strategic Initiatives, Black Hills Corporation
MEA First Vice Chair – Timothy A. Dehring, Senior Vice President, Energy Delivery, Northern Indiana Public Service Company, a NiSource Company
MEA Treasurer – Dennis M. Klumb, Jr., President and CEO, KS Energy Services, LLC
MEA Past Chair – Timothy J. Burke, Vice President, Customer Service and Public Affairs, Omaha Public Power District

2011-2014 Directors:
Lawrence T. Borgard, President & Chief Operating Officer - Utilities, Integrys Energy Group
Stephen R. Colyer, Director, Gas Operations and Services, Ameren Illinois Company
Gary L. Gibson, Director of Distribution, City Utilities of Springfield, Missouri
Luke A. Litteken, District Director, Gas Operations, CenterPoint Energy
Anthony R. McCain, Vice President, Field Operations, Nicor Gas
Michael W, Winterfeld, Director, Technical Services, SourceGas LLC
Thomas C. Ziegenfuss, Chief Operating Officer, EN Engineering

About Midwest ENERGY Association:
Midwest ENERGY Association (MEA) serves the people that bring electricity and natural gas to homes and businesses. MEA was founded as a trade association over 100 years ago by distribution utilities, whose vision was to improve safety and efficiency. Today, utility companies around the globe benefit from MEA’s industry learning seminars, operations summits, 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.

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