Hoosier Energy names manager of public policy and community relations

Matt Randall

Hoosier Energy, based in Bloomington, Indiana, has named Matt Randall as Manager of Public Policy & Community Relations. Randall’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, Randall will collaborate closely with the government relations staff at Indiana Electric Cooperatives, Wabash Valley Power Alliance and other utility industry stakeholders.

Randall most recently served as an executive director at Emmanuel Church in Greenwood, Indiana. As a senior leader with more than 20 staff across multiple disciplines, he oversaw facilities, operations, IT, finance, communications and community outreach.

Randall 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, Randall 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.