Johanna James
Midland welcomes James as co-op's new utility engineering manager
Wednesday | September 13, 2023

🎉 Please join us in welcoming Johanna James to the Midland Power team!

Johanna joined the co-op this week as our new utility engineering manager. In her position, Johanna will design new distribution facilities, prioritize and plan system upgrades, and oversee the development of short- and long-range workplans to ensure ongoing system reliability.

A graduate of Iowa Falls-Alden High School, Johanna attended the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology where she earned a bachelor of science degree in mining engineering and an engineering management and leadership certificate.

After graduating, Johanna spent the first half of her career working offshore on oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico before accepting a position with GE Renewable Energy where she managed wind turbine facilities across Iowa and Wyoming. It was there she was introduced to the utility industry, going on to work for Black Hills Energy as an operations manager, overseeing multiple natural gas power plants and wind farms in South Dakota, Wyoming, and Colorado.

In her free time, Johanna enjoys being outdoors and can frequently be found kayaking, biking, or camping.

A mom of two young children - and one tiny fluff ball dog named Bear - Johanna is excited to be back in Iowa near family and friends.