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Associated Electric Cooperative promotes Barb Economon to vice president, finance

SPRINGFIELD, MO -- Associated Electric Cooperative recently promoted Barb Economon from managing director, finance and treasury, to vice president of finance – an acknowledgement of her expertise, experience and sustained performance that supports Associated’s member-serving mission.

“Barb’s excellent leadership of the finance function is integral to the successful execution of some of the most important strategic objectives of the cooperative,” said Meredith Roberts, senior vice president and chief financial officer. “I am grateful for her commitment to serving our members in this role.”

As vice president, finance, she will continue to be responsible for the strategic direction, management and coordination of all activities related to Associated’s financial strategy and decisions, including long-term debt and liquidity, negotiation of debt agreements, investments, cash management, and long-range financial forecasting.

Economon has steadily advanced in her 22 years with the cooperative, joining it in 2000 as an accountant, and advancing to manager, finance and treasury, and then managing director, finance and treasury in December 2018. Along the way, she earned the peer-nominated 2010 Excel award for Employee of the Year in a Professional Field. She holds a bachelor's degree in accounting, her master's in business administration and earned her CPA in 2005.

Associated Electric Cooperative Inc. is owned by and provides wholesale power to a system of six regional transmission cooperatives and their 51 local distribution cooperatives. This cooperative system delivers electricity to 2.1 million member-consumers behind the 935,000 meters served in Missouri, northeast Oklahoma and southeast Iowa. Associated’s mission is to deliver economical and reliable power and support services.  Associated is a Touchstone Energy Cooperative.

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