"I'm looking forward to enjoying my retirement and spending more time with my family," said Sheppard. "The downside is I will truly miss the dedicated and talented Joppa staff. After 22 years, these folks have become my second family. As Joppa continues to work towards making it to the other side of the economic downturn, I'm confident in Chris' abilities and know I leave you in good hands," said Sheppard about his impending retirement.
Iselin earned a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Missouri in 1981. He started his career with Union Electric, now doing business as Ameren Missouri, as a plant engineer that same year. Iselin has plant operations experience in a variety of roles ranging from engineering support to operations and maintenance line management. In 2005, Iselin left the generation side of the business to work in human resources, where in one year he was promoted to vice president of human resources business services. Iselin returned to generation in 2008, joining AER as vice president of technical services.
"I would like to wish Bill all the best as he and his family embark on the next chapter of their lives. I have worked with Bill for a number of years and respect what he has been able to accomplish at Joppa during his tenure," Iselin said. "Since the economic downturn, our rallying point in AER has been to focus on business decisions that will help us get to the other side when wholesale power prices eventually recover. I am focused on picking up where Bill leaves off and help lead EEI to the other side with prudent business decisions and with the help of the dedicated team of professionals Bill has assembled over the years."
AER owns 80 percent of Electric Energy, Inc., which is the owner of the Joppa energy center in southern Illinois.