Mutual Aid Coordinators

The Mutual Aid Coordinators group is a best-in-class collaboration of electric cooperative and municipal utility operations leaders from across the state. This group helps to advance Michigan’s mutual aid program by establishing disaster management practices for widespread outage events.

Joe McElroy
Director of Safety and Loss Control
MECA

Karl Benstrom 
Superintendent of Distribution 
Marquette Board of Light & Power

Andy Bott  
Line Superintendent
Traverse City Light & Power

Steve Bruinsma
Electrical Department Superintendent
Holland Board of Public Works

John Griffith  
Superintendent 
City of Sturgis

Bud LaPlant 
Operations Superintendent
Bay City Light & Power

Patrick Haines 
Manger of Traffic, ECM, Transmission and Distribution
Lansing Board of Light & Power