Carter joins AIEC

Benda CarterBrenda Carter has joined the Association of Illinois Electric Cooperatives (AIEC) as vice president of regulatory compliance. Carter was previously a member of the Illinois Pollution Control Board, which writes the environmental rules for the state of Illinois and adjudicates alleged violations of the Environmental Protection Act. For 15 years prior, she worked for the Illinois Environmental Regulatory Group, which is the environmental affiliate of the Illinois Chamber of Commerce. Carter also served in the Illinois Air National Guard. She holds a master’s degree from the University of Illinois Springfield in environmental policy and sustainable development and a bachelor’s degree from Southern Illinois University Carbondale in English and paralegal studies.

The AIEC is the service organization for member electric and telephone cooperatives for the state of Illinois and their associate organizations.