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MEA Board of Directors Announces Tony Izzo as New General Manager

Joe Griffith to retire in January 2016


Tony Izzo


Palmer, AK: The Matanuska Electric Association Board of Directors voted unanimously to hire Tony Izzo as the new General Manager.


“Tony has been part of the MEA family for almost four years and has consistently demonstrated a high level of integrity and collaboration.  After an exhaustive search, including 22 applicants and multiple interviews, we are confident he is the right person to lead MEA forward,” said Board President Elsie ‘Lois’ Lester.


Joe Griffith, current General Manager of MEA, is set to retire in January 2016 after many years in the electrical utility industry. “I have known and worked with Tony for 15 years and am confident that he will be a complete success.”


Izzo has worked for MEA as the Manager of Fuel Supply since April 2012 and brings 34 years of experience in utility operations, leadership, and regulatory relationships, including time as the CEO of ENSTAR Natural Gas.


“I am fortunate for the progress resulting from Joe Griffith’s leadership and accomplishments over the past few years’, said Izzo.  "I am honored to carry that good work forward with the help of our strong MEA team and members."


Matanuska Electric Association, Inc., Alaska's oldest and second-largest electric cooperative, is owned and operated by its 50,000 members. MEAs service area covers more than 4,200 miles of power lines in Southcentral Alaska, and the co-op leads projects statewide to provide customers with affordable, reliable energy. www.mea.coop


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