PAXTON, Ill. – Mike Wilson, the Vice President of Member & Community Relations at Eastern Illini Electric Cooperative (EIEC), has been elected to the board of directors of Touchstone Energy® Cooperative, Inc.
“It is an honor to be on the board of Touchstone Energy and help grow, guide and champion the value of membership in this national network,” said Wilson. “I am proud to bring my experience, both with the national brand itself and with co-op leaders across the country, and I’m excited to work with my fellow directors and the Touchstone Energy team as we engage and support our member co-ops. I look forward to representing the interests of the membership at the national brand of electric cooperatives.”
A 25-year electric cooperative veteran, Wilson oversees the member-facing departments at EIEC, including member services, billing, communication, marketing, and key accounts, and has also been active at the national and regional levels. He is the former chair of both the Certified Cooperative Communicator program board and the Council of Rural Electric Communicators. Wilson also serves on the board of Cooperative Balloon Associates – the organization that manages the Touchstone Energy Hot Air Balloon and mascots program. At the community level, he serves as an alderman on the city council of Paxton and officiates soccer.
The Touchstone Energy board of directors consists of 13 members responsible for setting policy, establishing long-term goals, monitoring general operations, approving the organizational outcomes, and allocating resources. Wilson was elected by acclamation at the organization’s annual Virtual Business Meeting on Dec. 1, 2022.
About Eastern Illini Electric Cooperative
https://www.eiec.coop Eastern Illini Electric Cooperative is a member-owned business providing electric service to over 13,000 meters in ten counties throughout east central Illinois. EIEC operates and maintains more than 4,500 miles of energized lines. Eastern Illini provides members with safe, reliable energy solutions and exceptional service. Follow Eastern Illini on Facebook and visit www.eiec.coop for more information.
About Touchstone Energy Cooperatives
Touchstone Energy® Cooperative, Inc. serves the national network of Touchstone Energy electric cooperatives across 45 states by providing resources and leveraging partnerships to help its member co-ops and their employees better engage and serve their members. By working together, Touchstone Energy cooperatives stand as a source of power and information to their 30 million member-owners every day.