Thursday, July 19, 2018


Following a national search, Hoosier Energy Rural Electric Cooperative, Inc., is pleased to announce Donna Walker as its next President and Chief Executive Officer, effective November 13, 2018.


Since joining the organization in 1995, Walker progressively advanced to a senior level as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.


Darin Duncan, Chairman of Hoosier Energy Board of Directors, commented, “We are pleased to promote Donna to the role of CEO and we anticipate a smooth transition. We are confident Donna will utilize her experience and substantial accomplishments to draw upon in leading the organization into the future.”


Prior to joining Hoosier Energy, Walker was a Business Assurance Manager with Coopers & Lybrand LLP in Indianapolis. She is a life-long Indiana resident, received her Bachelor of Science in Business from Indiana University, and is a Certified Public Accountant. She resides in Bloomington with her husband Ron.


The Board of Directors offers its most sincere appreciation to retiring CEO Steve Smith for setting the vision for Hoosier Energy throughout the past 25 years. “The Board thanks Steve for his dedication and immeasurable contributions in generating member value,” said Duncan. “We wish all the best for him and his family in his retirement.”


Donna Walker has been named Hoosier Energy’s next President and Chief Executive Officer, effective November 13, 2018.



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,