Board of Director Election at Annual Meeting


Candidate, Robert Warmbir

Robert J. Warmbir is an accredited farm manager and real estate broker for Hertz Farm Management in Kankakee. He is involved in the purchase of agricultural property, securing inputs, marketing grain, and procuring tenants. Warmbir has been a member of Eastern Illini Electric Cooperative since 2014. He is a 2013 graduate of the University of Illinois with a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Business and Management. He grew up on an 1,800-acre grain and livestock farm in Iroquois County. Warmbir is involved with many local organizations including Kankakee County Farm Bureau Young Leaders program. Warmbir is also a member of the American Society of Farm Managers.



Candidate, Tyler Finegan

Tyler R. Finegan and his wife, Britni, reside in Ashkum and are the parents of
Anderson and Elliott. Finegan is a corn and soybean farmer in Iroquois County. He is a fourth generation farmer who works with his parents and brother on their family farm. He’s a member of the Illinois Farm Bureau.
Finegan is a 2004 graduate of Clifton Central High School. He continued his
education at Kankakee Community College earning an associate degree in 2006. He graduated from Western Illinois University in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science in Law Enforcement and Justice Administration. Finegan was a standout basketball player while a Comet at Clifton Central High School. He brought his winning tradition and notable resume to the basketball court and has been the Comet’s coach for nine years.


Incumbent, Steve Gordon

Steve Gordon has been an EIEC member since 1982. He was elected to the board of directors in 2016. Gordon has farmed in Champaign County and in southern Illinois for more thanmember of the Illinois Corn Growers Association. Gordon is also involved in the Knights of Columbus and Elks Lodge. He is also a strong supporter of St. Malachy Catholic School, Rantoul, and The High School of St. Thomas More, Champaign. Gordon is a graduate of St. Malachy Catholic School and Rantoul High School. He continued his education at Parkland College. In addition to farming, Gordon has business acumen as he has started and sold several businesses over the years. Gordon and his wife, Becky, reside in rural Rantoul. They are the parents of Kacie and Devon.



Incumbent, Chad Larimore

Chad Larimore has been an EIEC member since 2009. He was elected to the board of directors in 2016. During his tenure on the board, he has served on various committees, attended many educational courses on board operations, and met many individuals in the energy industry. He believes his background in family farming aligns well with Eastern Illini Electric Cooperative’s values. Larimore’s engineering and business background bring another perspective to the board. While raising a young family, Larimore looks towards the future by keeping an open mind about new technologies while still maintaining a financial responsibility to the membership. His ultimate goal is to keep the lights on for Eastern Illini members in a safe and reliable manner.



Candidate, Theodore Hartke

Theodore P. Hartke was born and raised on a livestock farm in Teutopolis, IL. He is a graduate of Teutopolis High School and continued his education at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, earning a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering. Hartke has 21 years’ experience as an engineer and surveyor – 14 years as a licensed engineer and 15 years as a licensed Illinois Land Surveyor. As a business owner, Hartke has experience in personnel management, financial management, and responsible decision making. Hartke has been involved in many organizations, including the Illinois Professional Land Surveyor’s Association, FFA and 4-H. Hartke and his wife, Jessica, reside in rural Sidney. They are the parents of Phillip, Sophia, and Gabriel (deceased).



Incumbent, Lauri Quick

Lauri Quick has been an EIEC member since 2008. She was appointed to the
board of directors in November 2018. Since becoming a director, Quick has attended certification courses and other events to expand her knowledge
of the electric industry in order to best serve all the EIEC members. Quick
is currently employed in the Office of Advancement for the College of
Veterinary Medicine at the University of Illinois, where she obtained a
master’s degree. On campus, she mentors international students and regularly participates in the Campus and Community Day of Service. Quick is an avid supporter of Illini athletics. She is an active member of the First Christian Church in Urbana. Quick and her husband, David, reside outside of Tolono. They are the parents of Justin and Megan and have three granddaughters.