Bill Teichmiller is the CEO of EJ Water Cooperative, Inc., the largest regional water cooperative system in Illinois. EJ Water is a not-for-profit organization serving a population of 75,000 in south central Illinois. This innovative coop’s mission is to “Improve the Quality of Life, the Cooperative Way”. EJ Water has over 3,000 miles of main and service area of over 2,500 square miles. This service area is larger than the states of Delaware and Rhode Island.
Mr. Teichmiller speaks nationally on leadership strategies, creating and advocating for culture in the workforce, rural community relations and regionalization. He believes in growing his team and the people around him. Mr. Teichmiller is also an advocate of leadership and organizational development. With his passion for strategic planning and effective utility management, he brings the leading-edge technology to the communities that EJ Water helps in the rural areas.
Mr. Teichmiller has served two years as the President of Association of Regional Water Organization. He was invited to speak at the White House on the importance of regionalization and the positive impact it has on the rural communities EJ Water serves. EJ Water is honored the USDA and USEPA value them as leaders of the industry and a utility of tomorrow.