Gulley new CEO for Southern Illinois Power Cooperative

Gulley, Don 2013The Southern Illinois Power Cooperative board of directors recently named Donald L. Gulley as its next CEO. Gulley began his duties at year-end, upon the retirement of Tim Reeves, SIPC’s long-serving CEO. Marion-based SIPC is the generation and transmission cooperative for seven distribution cooperatives and two wholesale customers in southern Illinois.

“Born and raised in the heart of Southern Illinois, I have a genuine concern for, and connection with, the people served by SIPC,” said Gulley. “I also possess a good business working relationship with a few of the SIPC member managers and believe it will be a short transition period for me to get acclimated to the team at SIPC.”

Gulley said there are many challenges ahead for SIPC. “I look forward to working with the hardworking and dedicated team of directors and employees that serve the member-owners.”

Gulley has served as the Vice President of Regulatory & Market Affairs at Sunflower Electric Power Cooperative in Hays, Kan., since 2010. He has more than 25 years of diverse utility management and ­business operations experience. Prior to Sunflower Electric, Gulley served as the Director of Business Operations with Ameren Energy Marketing.