Missouri River Energy Services announced that Matthew Schull has accepted the position of president and chief executive officer for the organization, effective May 12, 2023.
He will replace Thomas Heller, who has led the organization for over 30 years and will become president emeritus on May 12 ahead of his planned retirement on June 30. Schull will be introduced to the MRES membership at the Annual Meeting on May 10, 2023.
Schull served as chief operating officer of ElectriCities of North Carolina, headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina, since May 2016. Schull joined ElectriCities in 2003 as the manager of power supply for North Carolina Municipal Power Agency Number 1 and was promoted to vice president in March 2009.
ElectriCities is a not-for-profit membership organization of municipally owned electric utilities with a mission, programs and services similar to MRES.
Prior to joining ElectriCities, Schull was employed by Progress Energy for three years, Wisconsin Energy Corporation for eight years, and Madison Gas & Electric Company for two years in various leadership, power marketing, operations and engineering roles, and has over 30 years of electric utility experience.
MRES is a joint-action agency made up of 61 member municipalities in the states of Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota. MRES provides its members with wholesale electricity along with a host of energy-related services.