New Vice President of Public Policy and Member Services
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 29, 2019
Bloomington, Ind., Hoosier Energy President & CEO Donna Walker announced today that Scott Bowers, who has served as Vice President of Government Relations for Indiana Electric Cooperatives (IEC) since January 2011, has been named Hoosier Energy’s Vice President, Public Policy and Member Services.
Bowers will report to Executive Vice President Tom VanParis. His first day on the job will be July 8.
Within his new role, Bowers, an Indiana University graduate, will oversee all legislative and economic development initiatives as well as Hoosier Energy’s Marketing and Corporate Communications departments.
During his time at IEC, Bowers was responsible for strategizing, planning, developing and implementing the organization’s state and federal legislative, regulatory, political action and grassroots initiatives, including those relating to topics such as broadband and tariffs. However, his expertise stretches well beyond government relations.
While working as Deputy Secretary & Chief of Staff for Indiana Secretary of State Todd Rokita from March 2009 through December 2010, Bowers managed all office activities, its four divisions, more than 70 employees and a multimillion-dollar budget. He also oversaw major public policy initiatives, public education campaigns and the overall communications strategy for the office.
As Director of Entitlement & Land Acquisition for The Schneider Corporation earlier in his career, Bowers directed the company’s corporate marketing and sales support department. He also implemented a crisis communications strategy and served as primary media spokesperson while working as Corporate Director of Governmental & Community Affairs for C.P. Morgan (2001-2006).
“It’s rare to find someone with extensive experience in so many areas, from legislative and economic development to marketing and communications,” said Hoosier Energy Executive Vice President Tom VanParis. “A lot of Scott’s skillset will be very favorable to our co-ops. We’re extremely fortunate to have him.”
ABOUT HOOSIER ENERGY
Hoosier Energy is a generation and transmission cooperative (G&T) with headquarters in Bloomington, Indiana. The G&T provides electric power and services to 18 electric distribution cooperatives in southern and central Indiana and southeastern Illinois. Hoosier Energy operates the coal-fired Merom Generating Station, three natural gas power plants, several renewable energy facilities and a 1,700-mile transmission network. For more information, visit www.hoosierenergy.com.