Guernsey-Muskingum Electric Cooperative names general manager

Guernsey-Muskingum Electric Cooperative announced today that it has appointed Brian Hill of Zanesville as general manager, effective March 11, 2019.


Brian has served on the cooperative’s board since 1994. “Brian’s tenure on the Guernsey-Muskingum board of directors, coupled with his credentials in Ohio’s legislative environment and his knowledge of our service area, as well as his innate insight to the rural community landscape, make him poised to lead our co-op to an exceptional level of member service,” said Jay Gray, chairman of the Guernsey-Muskingum Electric Cooperative board of directors. “Brian’s commitment to service and operational excellence is unmatched.”

Brian is a graduate of West Muskingum High School, and earned both an associate degree and a bachelor of science degree from The Ohio State University. He most recently served as a state senator, representing Ohio’s 20th Senate District, which includes Fairfield, Guernsey, Hocking, Morgan, Muskingum, and parts of Athens and Pickaway counties. Prior to his work in the Senate, Brian served three terms in the Ohio House of Representatives, and was a Muskingum County commissioner for more than six years. Brian’s final day in the senate is March 31.

Brian’s further experience includes work with ADM Alliance Nutrition, where he assisted farmers throughout six counties with livestock nutrition and production. Brian is a member of the Muskingum County Farm Bureau; Muskingum County Cattlemen’s Association; Ohio Cattlemen’s Association; National Cattlemen’s Beef Association; and the National Rifle Association. Brian raises cattle and crops at his family farm with his wife, Tracie, and children Kaleigh, Cameron, and Connor.

Founded in 1938, Guernsey-Muskingum Electric Cooperative serves approximately 17,000 consumer-members in Guernsey, Muskingum, Tuscarawas, Morgan, Noble, Harrison, Coshocton, Licking, and Perry counties, via 2816 miles of line.