Joni Livingston, vice president of member services and communications at Missouri River Energy Services (MRES), has announced her retirement effective June 2, 2023, after nearly 24 years of service to the organization.

She joined MRES in 1999 as a marketing representative and has served the organization and its members within the member services and communications capacity. Livingston worked as energy services manager until she was promoted to lead the member services and communications department in 2015. Her title changed to vice president of member services and communications in 2021.

In her current role, Livingston develops, plans and directs the delivery of all member services programs, communications programs, marketing programs, and member education, information, and training programs. Among other things, she is credited with developing the Bright Energy Solutions® program, which is a portfolio of energy efficiency cash-incentive programs that helps residential and business customers reduce their electric energy costs and operate more efficiently.

She is an active member of boards and committees for numerous national and regional organizations. She is the Hometown Connections Marketing Affiliate Representative, and serves on the Electric Power Research Institute’s Electrification & Sustainability Council and Low Carbon Research Initiative Communications Extension Relations Team, and the Southwest Power Pool Communications Group. Livingston also served as the American Public Power Association’s Chair of the Customer Connections Conference.

“I have loved my career at MRES and the meaningful work we do to support our member utilities and their customers,” Livingston said. “MRES is a national leader in providing affordable and reliable power supply to our member communities, and we are instrumental in helping each of those communities thrive. I have been very proud to be part of that work and grateful to have worked at MRES.”

“Joni’s leadership, service and dedication to MRES have been significant and meaningful,” said Tom Heller, MRES president and CEO. “Throughout her career, Joni worked tirelessly to support and actively engage with our 61 members and she continued to build upon and enhance our organization’s stellar reputation and communications strategy. It is with tremendous appreciation that we wish Joni a happy and rewarding retirement.”