This member of the Senior Management Team reports directly to the President & CEO and supervises the engineering/energy markets and resource planning functions of the Illinois Municipal Electric Agency (IMEA). The Chief Operating Officer acts as key advisor in managing the day-to-day operations with respect to policy and procedures to the Illinois Public Energy Agency (IPEA) and the Illinois Municipal Utilities Association (IMUA) and the IMEA in coordination with the CEO. The Chief Operating Officer assists in financial and strategic planning as well as business and budget development for all three organizations as well as assuming the duties of the CEO in his absence. This person shall lead and actively manage IMEA’s ownership and contract rights in the power supply resources and report such status to the CEO and the IMEA Board. This person shall also be responsible for the management, staffing, and administration of all engineering, energy markets and resource planning functions within the agency. These functions include planning, implementing and maintaining resources required to provide service to the agencies members, as well as providing other engineering services to members as required. In this position, he/she routinely interfaces with members, vendors/suppliers, consultants, financial institutions and outside attorneys. With the concurrence of the CEO, he/she develops and implements policies related to engineering, energy markets and resource planning for the agencies. Directly supervises all members of the Engineering and Energy Markets Department and coordinates activities with other members of the Senior Management Team.