Board of Directors
Nine people just like you serve on the Southern Illinois Electric Cooperative Board of Directors. All directors are members and receive electric service from Southern Illinois Electric Cooperative. Your cooperative’s board of directors have your best interest at heart and are elected by you, the Member. The cooperative’s bylaws provide specific details about the requirements to be elected as a director.
Three directors are elected by, and from, your cooperative’s board of directors to represent it as members on the board of directors at Southern Illinois Power Cooperative (SIPC) headquartered at Marion, Illinois. Your cooperative’s general manager serves as your cooperatives fourth member on the SIPC Board of Directors.
One director is elected by, and from, your cooperative’s board of directors to represent it as a member on the board of directors at Association of Illinois Electric Cooperative (AIEC) headquartered at Springfield, Illinois.
David L. Martin
SIPC Board Member
David Martin of Metropolis was elected to represent Massac County.
David has served on the board from 1989 to 1999, and was re-elected in 2011 and has served to the present day. He has been a member of the cooperative since 1984.
Graduating from Metropolis Community High School, Paducah Community College and Samford University School of Pharmacy in Birmingham, AL, David is currently employed by Massac Memorial Hospital and Metropolis Drugs in Metropolis. He is a past board member and board chairman of Southern Illinois Power Cooperative, our power supplier in Marion.
David and his wife Lillie have two grown children, Westly and Gabrielle, and they have three grandchildren, Reagan, Lily Kate, and Preslie. His hobbies include camping, motorcycling, and visiting his children and grandchildren.
Bob L. McIntosh
Bob L. McIntosh of Ullin was elected to represent Pulaski County.
He is a retired school superintendent and has farmed his entire life. McIntosh spent 27 years as a school administrator in Pulaski County.
He is married to Sue and they have four children, six grandchildren and six great grandchildren. They are members of the Crossroad United Methodist Church in Ullin. He enjoys boating, camping, traveling and volunteer work.
Secretary - Treasurer
SIPC Board Member
Randall “Randy” Rushing of Metropolis was elected to represent Massac County. Randy and his wife, Kathy, have been SIEC members since 1987. They have two grown children, Zachary and Amanda and three grandchildren.
Randy graduated from Metropolis Community High School and received two Bachelor of Science degrees in Accounting and Finance from Southern Illinois University and a Master’s in Business Administration from Murray State University.
Randy is a self-employed as a CPA and very active in the community. He is a current board member of Shawnee Community College Board of Trustees, The Illinois Workforce Innovation Board, and The Massac-Metropolis Port District. He has served as Past President of the Massac Unit One School District, and the Metropolis Area Chamber of Commerce. He also served on the Massac County Hospital District Board for many years.
Lamar Houston, Jr.
Lamar Houston, Jr., of Tamms, was appointed by the Southern Illinois Electric Cooperative Board of Directors to represent Alexander County.
Lamar is a lifelong resident of Alexander County, attended Egyptian High School, Shawnee Community College, and retired from Southern Illinois Electric Cooperative with forty years of service. He is active in the community having served on many boards, including JAMP Special Education Services, Alexander County Board of Commissioners, Tamms Village Board, and Egyptian School Board. Lamar is also a member of American Legion Post 178 Honor Guard Team in Villa Ridge.
He is married to Connie and they have three children, and four grandchildren. In his free time, Lamar enjoys bowling.
Carole J. Kelley
Carole J. Kelley of Buncombe was elected to represent Johnson County.
Carole has been serving on the SIEC board since 1999. During this time, she has continued her education and has become a Board Leadership Certified Director.
Carole has previously represented SIEC as a board of director for the Association of Illinois Electrical Cooperatives in Springfield, Illinois. She is currently representing SIEC as a director for Southern Illinois Power Cooperative. Carole has been a member of SIEC for over 40 years.
Carole graduated from Vienna High School and obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Secondary Math Education from SIU Edwardsville, with a minor in accounting.
Currently, Carole is the Secretary/Treasurer of the Goreville Ministerial Alliance and is the director of a local ladies Bible study. Her past activities include being a high school teacher prior to becoming a full-time housewife and mother. Carole has volunteered and substituted at local area schools and she, along with her husband, were leaders of a church youth group and 4-H Club. She was also a member of the Johnson County Extension board which included being president. As an SIEC director, she has held offices as President, Vice President, and Secretary.
Carole enjoys gardening, quilting, cooking, and various outdoor activities. She is married to Allen, and they have four children, Hope, Amber, Brian, and John. Carole has eight grandchildren.
William E. Littrell
SIPC Board Member
William E. (Bill) Littrell of Jonesboro was elected to represent Union County.
He is an SIPC Board Member and retired minister at Countryside Christian Church in Vienna, IL, as well as a member of SIEC for over 40 years.
Bill graduated from Shawnee High School, received a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture from University of Illinois with post graduate studies at Kentucky Christian University.
He’s lived in Union County over 60 years, where he has served the community as a past board member for Dongola Khourie League, Dongola High School board, Share and Care, Inc., Volunteer Illinois FFA Foundation, and member of the Jonesboro School Athletic Booster Club as well as the Anna-Jonesboro High School Booster Club. Currently he serves as Member Director of Union County Soil and Water Conservation District, board member Kornthal Historic Preservation, and Director of Southern Illinois Electric Cooperative.
Bill enjoys spending time with his family and especially his grandchildren, working on the farm, serving at church and following University of Illinois sports.
Scott Miller of Tamms was elected to represent Alexander County.
He is a farmer and has been a member of SIEC since 1978.
Scott graduated from Egyptian High School. He is a Sunday school teacher and an assistant Sunday school director Sandy Creek Baptist Church. He is a member of Farm Bureau, National Corn Growers Association and a former Farm Service Agency County Committee Chairman.
Hunting, traveling, snow skiing and spending time with family are Scott’s hobbies. He is married to Cheryl and they have two children, Kristin and Joshua, and four grandsons and a granddaughter.
AIEC Board Member
Scott L. Ury of Anna was elected to represent Union County in August 1999 to fill the unexpired two-year term of his late father, Bob J. Ury.
Scott is a lifetime resident of Union County where he owns a livestock farm. He retired as an electrician from Choate Mental Health Center in Anna.
He and his wife Carolyn have one daughter and two grandchildren. Although Ury is a lifetime member of Mt. Moriah Lutheran Church in Anna, he also regularly attends Southern Range Cowboy Church in Goreville.