The IEC National Board of Directors manages all aspects of IEC, determines policies, and approves budgets and financial activities. The board includes the Executive Committee, Regional Directors from each of IEC’s five regions, one Industry Partner representative, IEC’s CEO, and the chair of the Executive Director’s Council.
The board holds regular in-person and virtual meetings throughout the year which are open to all IEC members unless the Board is engaged in an executive session where confidential issues are discussed. Official meeting minutes are posted to the IEC website once approved.
2023 IEC National Board of Directors
Cecil Leedy, President
LEW Electrical Services, IEC Florida West Coast
Cecil Leedy serves as CEO of LEW Electrical Services in Tampa, Florida. He comes from a long line of electricians, including his grandfather and father, and now is joined in the profession by his two sons.
His father started LEW Electrical Services, and Cecil joined the business upon graduating from The Citadel, where he was a scholarship member of the football team. He and his brother took over the business in 1989 and have had their share of ups and downs over the years but have learned a lot in the process. Cecil joined IEC in 1994 and credits the organization for teaching him how to run his business the right way. He has served as chair of the IEC Government Affairs Committee and on the board of directors at chapter level on and off for more than 20 years.
Cecil is very active in government affairs and helped push two bills through the Florida state legislature which Governor Jeb Bush signed into law. He was involved in hiring his chapter’s first lobbyist in Tallahassee, and continues to fight for the merit shop voice at both the local and national levels.
Bruce Kohan, Treasurer
Kohan-Allen Electric, Inc., New Jersey IEC
Donald Hulsey, Vice President
Hulsey Electric, IEC Midwest
Don joined Northwest Indiana IEC, now Midwest IEC in 2000. He was elected secretary of the Board in 2002 and served in that position until elected President in 2015. While also serving one year as a first-year instructor and remained active in supporting instructors and training program. He played an instrumental role in moving the training center from a 2nd story meeting room to a 1000 sq. ft. facility in 2017. He lead the Midwest IEC Board to actively pursue and hire first, full-time Executive Director in 2020 and facilitated the move into the new 4500 sq. ft. training center in 2021, with the goal to grow the training program. Don assisted the Executive Director and researched other IEC chapters to plan the new lab facilities that instructors can use to better train apprentices.
Don believes his new position will be able to help reach even more members and help develop the next generation of IEC leaders. IEC, and the electrical industry, is always evolving and moving forward. What was the normal, is now ancient history. “We must always, as the Executive Board, be good stewards of IEC’s finances while steering IEC to a path of growth and prosperity.”
Billy Ross Hill, Secretary
Hill Electric, IEC San Antonio
Billy Ross Hill is a second-generation owner and the current president of Hill Electric in San Antonio, Texas. Like his father before him, BR views Hill Electric as an extension of his personal ministry. A ministry based on servant leadership, rooted in Faith.
Initially hired to oversee marketing at Hill Electric, BR quickly realized his passion for building relationships and helping others succeed. He stated in a recent interview that relationships underlie the culture of his company. Further stating that he most enjoys, “Making a difference in the lives of people…customers.” Ross says “That is what I love. That is who I am.” Today he is accountable for ensuring continual improvement by developing and incorporating business strategies designed to maximize individual strengths. His goal is simple; to improve the quality of life for his team, their families, and customers. His strategy affirmed by those he leads, with Hill Electric being named a Top Workplace for 2022 (fifth time receiving this award).
Troy Corrigan, Immediate Past-President
Corrigan Electric, IEC KY & Southern Indiana
Troy Corrigan serves as the President and General Manager of Corrigan Electric where he has worked for over 25 years. Starting as a helper, Troy graduated from the IEC of Kentucky and Southern Indiana Chapter’s apprenticeship program in 1999 and started his career as an electrician. He has served the electrical contracting industry in many capacities over his years in the business. At the local level, he was appointed by the Governor of Kentucky to sit on that state’s Electrical Advisory Board from 2013-2017, served on the IEC of Kentucky and Southern Indiana Chapter’s membership and education committees for 14 years, presided as the chapter’s president from 2008-2010, and sat on the chapter’s board of directors for 14 years. At the national level, Troy served as an IEC Regional Director from 2015-2018, participated on the IEC Membership Committee, A&T Committee, Finance Committee, Events Committee, Steering Committee, Industry Partner Committee along with serving as the Membership Committee chair from 2011-2018, and his term as the IEC 2022 President.
Thayer Long, Executive Director
Orchard Electric, Midwest IEC
King's Electric Services, IEC of Greater Cincinnati
Mountain West Region
A-Var Electric, Southern Colorado IEC
VA Electric, Northern New Mexico IEC
David Scott, M.B.A., M.A., SHRM-SCP
Encore Electric, IEC Rocky Mountain
Michael J Gaffney, III
Gaffney's Electrical Contracting, Central Pennsylvania IEC
Esposito’s Electric, IEC New Jersey
Coastal Electric, IEC of Georgia
APG, IEC Florida West Coast
Greater Texas Region
Kent Electric Systems, IEC Texas Gulf Coast
Circle Electric Company, Inc., IEC San Antonio
Williams Electric, IEC CenTex
ED Council Chair
IEC of Greater Cincinnati
Strategic Partner Representative