Hoosier Energy names Manager of Public Policy & Community Relations
Matt Randall to develop, coordinate and execute company’s public policy, government affairs efforts
Hoosier Energy has named Matt Randall as Manager of Public Policy & Community Relations. Matt’s responsibilities include developing, coordinating and executing Hoosier Energy’s public policy and government affairs activity, primarily at the state and federal levels. He will also oversee and implement Hoosier’s community relations initiatives. Working to address political and public policy issues of common interest and outcomes, Matt will collaborate closely with the government relations staff at Indiana Electric Cooperatives (IEC), Wabash Valley Power Alliance (WVPA), and other utility industry stakeholders.
Scott Bowers, Senior Vice President, Government and Community Relations said, “I am thrilled to have Matt at Hoosier Energy. His years of experience in public policy and community relations speak for themselves, let alone his working knowledge of Hoosier members, our industry and our member services. Having previously served in the cooperative culture, along with his experience leading teams in cross-discipline projects, will serve our members well as Matt begins his new role.”
Matt most recently served as an executive director at Emmanuel Church in Greenwood. As a senior leader with more than 20 staff across multiple disciplines, he oversaw facilities, operations, IT, finance, communications and community outreach.
Matt has significant experience with electric cooperatives, working as legislative advocacy manager for IEC from 2009 to 2015. During his time in the role, he served as a registered lobbyist, subject matter expert and advocate for energy, utility and electric cooperative issues. Coordinating with Hoosier and WVPA, Matt and his team executed one of the largest state and federal grassroots campaigns in IEC history, successfully completing a 30-year legislative effort to protect cooperative territory and infrastructure from municipal annexation. He also led IEC’s representation on Indiana’s rural broadband taskforce.
Matt holds a bachelor’s degree from IUPUI and a graduate certificate in nonprofit management from Indiana University. He and his family are actively engaged in their community, including Habitat for Humanity, Africa New Life, Team World Vision and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. He is also a member-consumer of Johnson County REMC.
About Hoosier Energy
Founded in 1949, 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 member distribution cooperatives in central and southern Indiana and southeastern Illinois. We are a community-focused organization that works to efficiently deliver affordable, reliable and safe energy. Collectively, our 18 members serve more than 760,000 consumers. Hoosier Energy is an equal opportunity provider and employer. For more information, visit www.hoosierenergy.com.