ALEC Annual Meeting

Event Date

Sunday, July 25th ALL DAY


Tuesday, July 27th ALL Day


Renaissance Hotel, Baton Rouge, LA

  • 225-293-3450--ext-118


The Association of Louisiana Electric Cooperatives invites our members and exhibitors to attend our 2021 Annual Meeting, July 25-27, at the Renaissance Hotel in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.   This is an excellent opportunity to network with fellow cooperatives and exhibitors.


Registration is now closed.  Our event is sold out!  Thank you for your loyalty and support.

Tentative Agenda

Sunday, July 25

11:00 a.m.                   TopGolf-Baton Rouge Networking & Lunch

3:00 p.m.                     Registration & Hotel Check-In

6:00 p.m.                     Vendor Showcase & Dinner

7:00 p.m.                     The Eddie Smith Band

Monday, July 26

7:30 a.m.                      Vendor Networking Breakfast

8:30 a.m.                      Welcome & State of the Association Address – Jeff Arnold, ALEC CEO

9:00 a.m.                      NRECA Address – Jim Matheson, NRECA CEO (Virtual)

9:30 a.m.                      CFC Address – Andrew Don, CFC CEO

10:00 a.m.                    Pioneer Utility Resources: Digital Communications – Mike Shepard, Pioneer Utility Resources CEO

10:30 a.m.                    Break

10:40 a.m.                    CoBank Address – Ken Gajdos, CoBank Vice President

11:00 a.m.                     ACRE Address – Gabe Snow, ACRE Director (Virtual)

11:30 a.m.                    LPS Commissioner Address – Chairman Craig Greene

12:00 p.m.                    Youth Leadership Council and Community Service Awards Luncheon

1:00 p.m.                      Keynote Speaker – David Wasserman, House Editor for The Cook Political Report (Sponsored by CFC)

2:00 p.m.                      Federated Address – Phil Irwin, Federated CEO

2:30 p.m.                      Break

2:45 p.m.                      NRECA Director and ALEC Board Elections

3:00 p.m.                      ALEC Monthly Regular Board Meeting

4:00 p.m.                      Adjourn ALEC Annual Meeting

4:05 p.m.                       ALEC 501(c)3 Disaster Relief Committee Meeting

6:00 p.m.                      ALEC Awards & Safety Banquet

Tuesday, July 27

7:30 a.m.                     Vendor Networking Breakfast

8:30 a.m.                     Avoiding Social Media Landmines – Pioneer Utility Resources

9:15 a.m.                     Breakout Sessions

  • Social Media Policies – Pioneer Utility Resources
  • Louisiana Department of Transportation Updates

10:00 a.m.                   Break

10:15 a.m.                   Breakout Sessions

  • Digital Communications – Pioneer Utility Resources
  • Federated Round Table: Operations and Safety Personnel – Corey Parr, Federated Vice President of  Safety and Loss Control

11:00 a.m.                   Touchstone Energy Economic and Community Development – Scott Bialick, Touchstone Senior Program Manager for Business

11:30 a.m.                   NRECA Communications: Young Adult Member Engagement

12:00 p.m.                   Networking Lunch

1:00 p.m.                     Cooperative Storm Restoration Round Robin and Brainstorming

1:45 p.m.                     Break

2:00 p.m.                     Panel Discussion: Storm Debriefing and Q & A

3:00 p.m.                     Adjourn

Thank you to our sponsors and vendors!

  • Platinum Sponsors:

  • Gold Sponsors:

  • Silver Sponsors:

  • Bronze Sponsors:
    • Badger Daylight, Inc.                               
    • Gresco
    • Bolinger, Segars, Gilbert, & Moss L.L.P.
    • Techline                                                            
    • United Rentals
  • Guest Services Sponsors:
    • BHA
    • Calix
    • Pioneer Utility Resources
  • Exhibitors
    • NISC
    • ALTEC
    • Vantage Point Solutions
    • Arkansas Electric Cooperative, Inc.
    • Okonite Cable Company
    • TESCO-The Easter Specialty Company