Meet your director candidates

Posted on Mar 07 2021 in Clark County REMC

Exercise one of the greatest benefits of being a member of an electric co-op by voting for the upcoming year’s board of directors. Members can vote online, by mail or through SmartHub. 

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Voting open March 11 – April 8 

Joe Basham


Joe Basham is the incumbent director seeking re-election in district four. He and his wife, Beverly, have three adult children and have been members of REMC since 1992.

Occupation: Basham retired from Lehigh Hanson Cement in Speed, Indiana, where he worked as a mechanical supervisor.

Education: Basham is a 1973 graduate of Silver Creek Senior High School. He also completed vocational training at Ivy Tech in Sellersburg.

Community Involvement: Basham is a board member of Silver Creek School Corporation. He is a cross country coach for Silver Creek Middle School. Basham also serves on a political committee for Clark/Floyd County School Boards and is a member of Indiana Freemasons. He is currently a member of St. John Paul II Catholic Church.

Jennifer James Koenig


Jennifer James Koenig is a candidate for director from district four. She and her husband, Joseph (Tony), have five adult children and have been members since 2016. 

Occupation: Koenig works as an environmental, health and safety consultant and auditor 

Education: Koenig is a Certified Hazardous Materials Manager, DOT HazMat instructor, ISO auditor for EHS, Food Safety; Quality Management Systems 

Community Involvement: Koenig is a member of the Kentuckiana Chapter of Hazardous Materials Managers and the Alliance of Hazardous Materials Professionals, Southern Indiana Chamber. She is currently a member of St. John Paul II Catholic Church

Mark Huber


Mark Huber is a candidate for director from district five. He and his wife, Lisa, have four adult children and have been members of Clark County REMC since 1986. 

Occupation: Huber works as an IBM enterprise server solutions specialist.

Education: Huber obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering-power and energy systems from Purdue University.

Community Involvement: Huber is a member of St. Mary of the Knobs, St Mary of the Knobs finance council, and St. Vincent DePaul. He is a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity, and he previously served on the Clark County REMC director election committee. He is an avid fisherman, hunter and a grandpa to his four grandchildren.

Robert Kleehamer


Robert Kleehamer is the incumbent director seeking re-election in district five. He and his wife, Deena, have one adult daughter and have been members since 1993.

Occupation: Kleehamer retired as regional senior vice president with German American Bank. 

Education: Kleehamer obtained a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Bellarmine University. He is a graduate of Our Lady of Providence High School in Clarksville. Kleehamer has received the Credentialed Cooperative Director certificate, the Board Leadership certificate and the Director Gold credentialed certificate by taking 18 classes through the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA). 

Community Involvement: Kleehamer serves on the advisory board for German American Bank, the board of trustees for Our Lady of Providence High School, is a board member for Lincoln Heritage Council for Scouts, and he serves on the investment and finance committees for Community Foundation of Southern Indiana. He is the president of the New Albany Floyd County School Building Corporation, a charter member of the Kiwanis Club of Historic New Albany, the treasurer for Muir Manor, Section 202 Housing in New Albany and he serves on committees for One Southern Indiana, LifeSpan Resources, Metro United Way, and Ivy Tech-Sellersburg. He is a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church and is chairman of the Parish Finance Council.