COLLINSVILLE, ILL. Ameren Illinois announced it is promoting George Justice to vice president of Electric Operations.
Justice grew up in Westwood and is a graduate of Fairview High School.
Justice has been with the company for 37 years. In his role, he will be responsible for leading the company's electric modernization program and overseeing more than 50,000 miles of distribution and transmission power lines for 1.2 million customers. Justice began his career as an engineer designing electric transmission power lines in 1982. He progressed through various engineering and operations roles including senior director of Division Operations, and division director for three different Ameren Illinois operating divisions.
"George's strong leadership skills, knowledge of the service territory, and more than 35 years of industry experience make him well-suited to lead our electric delivery business in the future and continue our excellent track record of delivering safe, reliable electric service to our customers," said Richard J. Mark, Chairman and President of Ameren Illinois.
Justice earned his bachelor's degree in civil engineering from the University of Kentucky and is a licensed professional engineer. He has served on various Chambers of Commerce and Economic Development boards and was a founding member of the Association of Professional Energy Consultants. He and his wife, Betsy, live in O'Fallon, Ill., and are the parents of six adult children and five grandchildren. He is the son of the late Charles and Reba Justice.