Indiana Electric Cooperatives names CEO
The board of directors for Indiana Electric Cooperatives on Thursday announced John Cassady as the association’s next CEO. Cassady currently serves as executive vice president of member and stakeholder relations for the Wabash Valley Power Alliance.
Cassady will begin his new role March 15.
Founded in 1935, IEC bills itself as the first electric co-op service organization in America. The organization represents 38 member cooperatives throughout the state.
Prior to joining the WVPA in 2021, Cassady served as vice president of legislative affairs at the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association and director of government affairs at Ohio’s Electric Cooperatives.
“We are excited to welcome someone with John’s depth of experience in public policy and the electric cooperative industry as the leader for IEC,” IEC Board President Randy Kleaving said in written remarks. “His professional experience will strengthen the association’s service for our members as we meet together the many challenges and opportunities facing our industry.”
Cassady earned a bachelor’s degree from DePauw University, a master’s degree from Southern Illinois University, and a Juris Doctor from Capital University Law School.
Indiana Electric Cooperatives is headquartered in Indianapolis.