Iowa Association of Electric Cooperatives

Executive Vice President / General Manager - Iowa Association of Electric Cooperatives, Des Moines

Date Posted
February 12, 2024
Full Time

Job Details

The Board of Directors of the Iowa Association of Electric Cooperatives (IAEC), through Holmes Executive Search, is seeking candidates for the position of Executive VP / General Manager. The current Executive VP has announced his retirement and the Board is looking for a dynamic leader to continue and nurture its positive reputation and relationships within the state and the electric cooperative program.  IAEC is a private not-for-profit trade association supporting and representing 39 rural electric distribution cooperatives and 9 generation and transmission cooperatives that provide electric service to 650,000 consumers in the suburban and rural areas in the great State of Iowa. It also has one economic development organization as a member.


IAEC seeks candidates with 10 years of electric utility or related experience, with 5 years of senior management experience.  A cooperative-minded person is preferred.  The successful candidate will have demonstrated leadership, communication and consensus-building skills.  A four-year college degree is preferred.

The position reports directly to the Board of Directors representing the member-owner electric cooperatives and is accountable to the Association’s membership; experience and a strong understanding of the governance structure and GM / Board relations is desired. Candidates must have visionary leadership and the ability and desire to work with an existing talented staff to accomplish the goals of the Association.

Contact Information

Des Moines, Iowa is the capital city, and serves as the retail, cultural and medical center of the state.  Des Moines provides access to top-notch hospitals, education, cultural and active community organizations.

The Association offers an excellent benefits package, including a competitive salary representative of the market and commensurate with qualifications.  Please send an electronic resume with a minimum of three professional references, and cover letter by April 5, 2024, to:


Contact; Dan Brewer, 859-621-1960


Iowa Association of Electric Cooperatives is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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