The Board of Directors of Illinois Electric Cooperative has named Randall B. Long as the cooperative’s new general manager.
Long will become the cooperative’s sixth general manager at the beginning of 2020.
Thomas D. Meehan, III, the cooperative’s president, said, “We had candidates from across the country for this position, and we interviewed several outstanding ones. We were particularly pleased that Randy excelled throughout the process, and we look forward to his leadership.”
Long joined the cooperative in 1981 as an apprentice serviceman and worked his way up through a number of positions to become operations manager in 2007.
He has completed the Chicago Management Institute program at the University of Chicago’s Booth Graduate School of Business and a number of additional courses at Booth.
Long has been active in national cooperative programs, including service on the Cooperative Research Network’s Distribution and Operations Best Practices Group and he has been a member of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association’s Business and Technology Solutions Group for Distribution and Transmission Strategies. He has also been a member of NRECA’s Tech Advantage Steering Committee, helping direct the association’s ongoing technical training.
Long and his wife, Sally, live in Murrayville. They have three adult sons.