Mike Wilson, vice president of member and community relations at Eastern Illini Electric Cooperative (EIEC), was elected to the board of directors of Touchstone Energy Cooperative, Inc. He was elected by acclamation at the organization’s annual virtual business meeting on Dec. 1, 2022.
“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 co-op veteran, Wilson oversees the member-facing departments at EIEC, including member services, billing, communication, marketing and key accounts, and he has 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.
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.