Russell Halgerson is the Electric Department Manager at Brookings Municipal Utilities and joined the SDMEA board in 2017. He constantly strives to strengthen SDMEA's mission in helping municipal communities provide locally-owned, affordable, and reliable power to their communities. Russell received his Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from South Dakota State University in 2007 and is a licensed professional engineer in South Dakota and Minnesota. He has over 13 years of electric utility experience in both distribution and transmission, including engineering planning, design, project management, and operations. Outside of work, Russell enjoys hunting, fishing, and spending time with family.