Hoosier Energy has named Curt Durnil as communications coordinator for media and public relations. Having served as public information officer for the Indiana State Police during the last 13 years, Durnil began his new career November 16.
A native of Monroe County, Durnil grew up in Ellettsville and graduated from Edgewood High School. He attended Bethel University in McKenzie, Tenn., before graduating from Indiana University with a Bachelor of Science degree in education.
During his time as Indiana State Police public information officer, Durnil was primarily responsible for coordinating and facilitating department public education and information programs while also serving as media liaison. In his new position, Durnil will serve as Hoosier Energy’s primary media contact, as well as assist with the development of numerous internal and external communication pieces. He will also provide direct support to each of Hoosier Energy’s 18 member systems for their media and public relations efforts.
“Curt is a very strong communicator with many years of experience serving as a media contact and official spokesperson. He has an outstanding reputation with media representatives and strong pre-existing relationships with many from all over the state,” said Greg Seiter, Hoosier Energy’s manager of communications. “His skillset is exactly what I’ve been looking for.”
Durnil said, “I have always been fascinated by the energy industry and how residents are served with reliable and safe sources by which they live their day-to-day lives. When I saw how Hoosier Energy serves its customers, along with its continued community engagement, I knew this was a perfect fit for me to begin a second career.”
Durnil, his wife Lori and their seven children reside in rural Monroe County.