Senior Leadership Team

The MP&W Senior Leadership Team works closely with the Board of Trustees to serve the Muscatine community and ensure excellent organizational performance. We are proud to have leaders who are industry experts with proven experience in the electric, water, and communications industries.

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Gage Huston, General Manager

Gage became the General Manager of MP&W in 2019, succeeding Sal LoBianco. Gage started with MP&W 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.

Erika Cox, Director, Employee and Community Relations

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Erika started with MP&W in 1999 as a supervisor in human resources and today has responsibility for cultivating internal and external relations for MP&W.  She was promoted to a director in 2005 and now has responsibilities including human resources, safety and training, customer services, marketing/public relations, and energy services.  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.
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Jerry Gowey, Director, Finance & Administrative Services

Jerry started with MP&W in 2013 in his current role.  Jerry is responsible for the financial integrity of the Utility and many administrative services which support our operations, including accounting, IT, supply chain, and Lean.  Originally from Wayland, Iowa, he graduated from Iowa State University with a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration-Accounting.

Brandy D. Olson, Director, Legal & Regulatory Services

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Brandy started with MP&W 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, and ensuring compliance with environmental regulations, which impact our local operations.  Brandy is originally from Wheaton, Illinois.  She graduated with a Juris Doctor from the University of Iowa and MBA from St. Ambrose University.
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Ryan Streck, Director, Utility Service Delivery

Ryan started with MP&W 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.

Doug White, Director, Power Production and Supply

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Doug started with MP&W in 1988 at MP&W'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 MP&W's position in the MISO energy market.  He is originally from Muscatine, Iowa.  Doug received his bachelor's degree in Energy Management from Bismarck State College.