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.

Gage Huston

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 Degree in Electrical Engineering and MBA from the University of Iowa.

Erika Cox, Director, Employee and Community Relations

Erika Cox

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 Degree in Business Administration from the University of Northern Iowa.

Jerry Gowey, Director, Finance & Administrative Services

Jerry Gowey

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 Olson

Brandy D. Olson, Director, Legal & Regulatory Services

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.

Tim W. Reed, Director, Utility Service Delivery

Tim Reed

Tim started with MP&W in 1996 as an engineer for electrical transmission and distribution.  Tim is responsible for the safe and reliable delivery of all our utility services (electricity, water, cable TV, and Internet) to our customers.  Prior to becoming a Director, Tim managed the Engineering & Construction Department for 13 years.  Tim is originally from Boone, Iowa; he graduated from Iowa State University with a Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering and received his MBA from the University of Iowa.