Press Release: CEL&P Announces New General Manager

July 26, 2022

Crawfordsville, IN – The Utility Service Board of Crawfordsville Electric Light & Power (CEL&P) announced the selection of Allison Huenemann as CEL&P’s new General Manager. Huenemann will assume the role starting on January 9, 2023, following the retirement of General Manager Phillip Goode.

Huenemann is a Certified Public Accountant and previously served as a Manager at Baker Tilly where she provided outsourced financial services to CEL&P for 6 years. Currently, Huenemann is CEL&P’s  Controller overseeing the Utility’s financials. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting and  Finance from Franklin College.

“I am looking forward to continuing my work with the team at CEL&P to uphold our standards for providing reliable electric service to our customers,” commented Huenemann. “I am confident that my  background in municipal accounting coupled with the wealth of industry knowledge from our staff will keep  the Utility moving in the right direction.”

“I am pleased with the Board’s decision to appoint Allison as my replacement,” commented Goode.  “She is smart, professional, credentialed, and highly motivated. Allison has worked for CEL&P for 7 years

and has done an incredible job. I will work closely with Allison over the next 6 months to allow for a smooth transition to her leadership, for both CEL&P employees and ratepayers. This is a great day for the future of the Utility. I have total confidence in her abilities.”

“It gives me much pleasure to announce the promotion of Allison Huenemann to General Manager of  Crawfordsville Electric Light & Power,” commented Don Swearingen, President of the Utility Service Board.  “The Utility Service Board faced a difficult task in finding a replacement for Phil. With over 40 years of service to the Utility and community, he has done it all and successfully conquered every challenge he met. We found the solution in promoting Allison, an individual who is a vital part of the team and who can see important decisions through. She is looking forward to the many challenges CEL&P faces, from the  expansion of our transmission capabilities, to better serving our customers, and to moving the Utility to more  renewable energy in the years ahead. There are exciting times ahead for the electric utility industry & the USB  is excited to have Allison in place to lead us.”


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