Tjepkes named AMU General Manager


January 17th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Atlantic Municipal Utlities’ (AMU) Board of Trustees, Monday, named Steve Tjepkes as the next General Manager of the local utility. The action took place during the Boards’ regular meeting. Tjepkes’ appointment becomes effective with the retirement of current General Manager Allen Bonderman on March 31st, 2012.

Tjepkes is a graduate of the University of Northern Iowa, and is a Certified Public Accountant. After working for some eight years for two different private accounting firms, he joined AMU in April of 1993 as Comptroller. His responsibilities over the past eighteen years at AMU included oversight of all financial operations, including billing, collections and accounting, as well as customer service functions.

As the chief financial officer for the organization, Steve has worked closely with the previous two General Managers. He also has acted as the Secretary for the Board of Trustees, and has a good working relationship with the Board. Steve and his wife Julie are longtime residents of Atlantic, and both are extremely active in their church and various community organizations.