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Management Team

The SIEC Management team handles the day to day operations of the Cooperative.

Chris L. Bennett

Executive Vice-President & General Manager

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Chris has been working with electric cooperatives since graduating from the University of Evansville in Indiana in 1975.  He has worked at three electric cooperatives in his career, starting first with Adams Electrical Co-Operative of Camp Point IL and then with Wayne-White Electric Cooperative of Fairfield IL before coming to Southern Illinois Electric Cooperative in 1992.  During his career, he has worked in the positions of Accountant, Office Manager, Director of Administrative and Finance and his current position of Executive Vice-President and General Manager.

Chris was no stranger to the electric cooperative world when he graduated from college in 1975 – it was a natural progression for him as his grandfather, an electrician, had worked in the 30s to assist getting members to sign up for electricity as his local electric cooperative was forming and growing, and his father later worked for an electric cooperative for 40 years in the positions of a Journeyman Lineman, Outpost Serviceman and as the System Engineer at his retirement.

Chris has a B.S. in accounting, post graduate studies and an NRECA management certification earned in 1986.  He has served on the IEC Federal Credit Union board of directors continually since 1995 and is the current chairman of their board of directors.  Chris has been a member of the board of directors of Southern Illinois Power Cooperative since 2013.  He is an Elder in his local Christian church and believes Proverbs 3:5-6 to be his guiding light.

David A. Johnston

Director of Administration & Finance

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David has been working in the electric utility industry for eight years. He served in the United States Air Force for four years and later graduated from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville with a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy.

Since employed at SIEC, David has successfully completed the National Rural Electric Cooperatives Association’s Management Internship Program (MIP) and Certified Financial Professional Certificate (CFPC) program. He was recently nationally elected to the Member Advisory Committee for the accounting and business solutions module of the National Information Solutions Cooperative’s (NISC) iVue software.

David enjoys the outdoors, following the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team and spending time with his family and friends.

Michael Logeman

P.E., Director of Engineering

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Michael (Mike) Logeman serves as Director of Engineering and has been with the Cooperative since 1993.  Mike has a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering with a minor in Mathematics from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale.  He is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Illinois.

Mike resides in rural Massac County, where he assists with managing his family’s grain and livestock farm.  He enjoys sports and working with youth in his local church and community.

 

Bree Hileman

Director of Human Resources & Administrative Services

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Bree began her career at Southern Illinois Electric Cooperative  in 2003.  During this time, she has worked in the positions of Clerk, Office Services Representative, Payroll and Capital Credit Specialist and her current position of Director of Human Resources and Administrative Services.

Bree received a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications with an emphasis in Public Relations and a minor in Social Work from Southeast Missouri State University in 2000.

Chris Boyd

Director Member Services

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Chris Boyd started working at the Cooperative in November of 1997 as Staff Assistant.  He is now the Director of Member Services. 

For over ten years, he has served as the Executive Vice-President of SouthWater, Inc.  He is a member of the board of directors for Anna State Bank, the Union County Economic Development Corporation, and the Union County Hospital District.

 

John Harris

Director of Operations & Maintenance

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John has been employed at Southern Illinois Electric since 1999. He began his duties as System Engineer, and was later also assigned the duties of Safety Director. In 2015 he assumed the position of Director of Operations and Maintenance.

He has a Bachelor of Science in Electronics Management and an Associate of Science in Electronics Technology from Southern Illinois University.

John and his wife Ashli live in Lick Creek. They have two children Gabrielle and Hannah.