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Tim McCarthy, General Manager/CEO, has 27 years of utility management experience, including senior leadership, field operations, distribution dispatching, billing, collections, training, customer service, and call center management. Prior to becoming the Sioux Valley Energy CEO in March 2013, Tim served as CEO for Indiana-based Tipmont REMC.  He also held the position of Tipmont’s Manager of Member Service before he was promoted to CEO. 

Tim worked for 19 years with a large Midwest investor-owned utility before joining the rural electric industry.   He was born and raised in Thayer, Illinois and attended Southern Illinois University where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications / Journalism. Tim also has a Master’s Degree in Management from the University of Maryland. Additionally, McCarthy earned his Master’s Certificate in Six Sigma from Villanova University and graduated from the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association’s Management Internship Program.

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