Ameren Missouri promoted Russell Burger to the position of Director of SEMO Division. In his new role, Burger is responsible for managing the electric services in the company’s Cape Girardeau, Charleston, Dexter, Hayti, Park Hills and Potosi, Missouri, service territories.
“It’s a great honor and responsibility to be promoted to this role,” said Burger. “I’ve lived and worked in this community for more than 30 years, and I know the importance of providing safe and reliable electric services to our customers. I’m proud to be able to manage Ameren’s services in the part of the state that I call home.”
The Scott County native has worked in a variety of positions at Ameren for 30 years. Burger started as a meter reader in 1987 and has worked in numerous roles during his tenure with the company, most recently as a superintendent.
Away from the office, Burger is an active member of the community in many organizations including the Cape Chamber of Commerce, the St. Joseph’s Sodality, and the Knights of Columbus. Burger is a graduate of Southeast Missouri State University and lives near New Hamburg with his wife, Stephanie. Together with his wife of 33 years, they have three grown children who are serving as medical professionals in Southeast Missouri communities, and a 2-year old granddaughter.
Ameren Missouri has been providing electric and gas service for more than 100 years, and the company's electric rates are among the lowest in the nation. Ameren Missouri's mission is to power the quality of life for its 1.2 million electric and 127,000 natural gas customers in central and eastern Missouri. The company's service area covers 64 counties and more than 500 communities, including the greater St. Louis area. For more information please visit AmerenMissouri.com or follow Ameren Missouri on Facebook or Twitter.