Board of Trustees
Muscatine Power and Water is governed by a five-member board of Water, Electric and Communications Trustees appointed by the Muscatine City Council. The Board provides oversight and policy direction for the Utility and is uniquely composed of leaders from diverse backgrounds who have years of experience in major financial, industrial, philanthropic and health companies, both public and private. This significant insight enables the Board of Trustees to make informed decisions and act quickly when opportunities arise.
Appointed: July 1, 2020
Term Expires: June 30, 2026
President and Chief
Appointed: December 10, 2018
Term Expires: June 30, 2027
Senior Vice President, Retail Banking
CBI Bank and Trust
Appointed: July 1, 2018
Term Expires: June 30, 2024
Senior Vice President
General Counsel and Secretary
Appointed: July 1, 2019
Term Expires: June 30, 2025
President and CEO
Stanley Center for Peace and Security
Appointed: July 25, 2016
Term Expires: June 30, 2022
We are focused on local impact. Through dedicated leadership, industry expertise and focus on local priorities, MPW has been able to demonstrate the benefits of having a reliable, municipal-owned provider of utility services for over 100 years.
The senior leadership team members are tasked to not only serve the community, but also to foster active partnerships and collaboration with other organizations. Demonstrating teamwork, accountability, excellence and pride, our leaders have the vision, talent, and skill to guide the strategic direction of the organization and inspire others to follow their lead.
Gage became the General Manager of MPW in 2019, succeeding Sal LoBianco. Gage started with MPW in 2003 as an engineer at our Power Plant and held leadership roles in Operations and Maintenance.
In 2011 he joined the Senior Leadership Team as Director, Power Production and Supply where he was responsible for securing the most economical power for our customers through our local power production or securing energy from the external energy market.
Gage is originally from Durant and received both his bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering and MBA from the University of Iowa.
Director, Customer and Technology Experience
Erika started with MPW in 1999 as a supervisor in human resources with responsibilities for cultivating internal and external relations for MPW.
She was promoted to a director in 2005 and now has responsibilities including information technology, customer services, and marketing/public relations.
Erika is from Muscatine, graduated from L-M High School, and received her bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University of Northern Iowa.
Brandy D. Olson
Director, Legal, Regulatory and People Services
Brandy started with MPW in 2007 as a staff attorney. She was promoted to her current position in 2009 and is responsible for providing the Utility with legal services, legislative affairs, ensuring compliance with reliability standards related to the bulk electric system, ensuring compliance with environmental regulations, which impact our local operations, cultivating internal relationships and building on safety through oversight of human resources, safety and training.
Brandy is originally from Wheaton, Illinois. She graduated with a Juris Doctor from the University of Iowa and MBA from St. Ambrose University.
Director, Utility Service Delivery
Ryan started with MPW in 1998 and has worked in customer facing and service delivery roles in Outside Services, Engineering and, most recently, as Control Center Manager. Ryan is responsible for the safe, efficient, and reliable delivery of our electric and water services to our customers.
He is originally from Schleswig, Iowa. Ryan received his bachelor's degree in Energy Management from Bismarck State College.
Director, Power Production and Supply
Doug started in 1988 at MPW's Power Generating Station and has held leadership positions in the Generation Department since 2003. Doug is responsible for overseeing the safe, efficient, and reliable production of power and maximizing MPW's position in the MISO energy market and oversight of environmental affairs .
He is originally from Muscatine, Iowa. Doug received his bachelor's degree in Energy Management from Bismarck State College.
Director, Finance and Administrative Services
Mark started with MPW in 2020 bringing more than 25 years of utility industry experience. As Director, Finance & Administrative Services, he is responsible for the financial integrity of the Utility and administrative services that support MPW operations, including accounting and finance, cost of service and rate design, and purchasing and fuel supply.
Mark relocated to Muscatine from Omaha, NE. He graduated with a bachelor's degree from Iowa State University and an MBA from Drake University.