Brannan elected chairman

Brannan-GoetschThe Association of Illinois Electric Cooperatives (AIEC) held a virtual annual meeting on Thurs., July 23. Immediately following, the AIEC board of directors held its reorganizational meeting and unanimously elected Kevin Brannan as its new board chairman.

Brannan is board secretary for Illinois Electric Cooperative (IEC), Winchester, and serves as the IEC representative on the AIEC board. He and his family farm outside Eldred in southern Greene County and he is a retired teacher from Carrollton High School where he taught agriculture.

Warren Goetsch was AIEC board chairman from 2018-2020 and serves as board vice president for Menard Electric Cooperative, Petersburg. Goetsch recently retired from the Illinois Department of Agriculture where he served as deputy director.

During the meeting, Brannan (right) presented Goetsch with a framed image of the capitol as appreciation for his service as board chairman.