Staff Bios

Mark Maassel


Mark Maassel brings a unique blend of electric utility executive leadership, engineering knowledge and a demonstrated commitment to civic engagement to the Indiana Energy Association (IEA) in his position as president. Maassel has devoted his career to help ensure that Hoosiers enjoy access to affordable and reliable energy for their homes and businesses.


“Indiana Energy Association member companies are committed to the customers they serve,” says Maassel, “just as the Indiana Energy Association is focused on securing policies that enhance our members’ ability to deliver affordable, reliable and increasingly cleaner energy to all Hoosiers.”


Maassel has served as President and CEO of the regional business membership economic development organization, Northwest Indiana Forum, and has held multiple senior level leadership positions at the Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO), including serving as president.   His prior leadership roles in the energy industry include membership on the Gas Technology Institute Board of Directors, Edison Electric Institute Board of Directors and participation on various American Gas Association committees.  Maassel has also served as Of Counsel for the law firm of Krieg DeVault.


With a dedication to civic involvement, Maassel has held multiple community leadership positions, including chair for the 2008 United Way of Porter County Campaign, Chair of the Porter County Community Foundation, President of the Crisis Center Board of Directors, and Board president of the Valparaiso Community Schools.  In 2008 he was selected for the inaugural class of the Northwest Indiana Business Hall of Fame and received a “Sagamore of the Wabash” award from Governor Mitch Daniels.


Maassel holds a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Minnesota, along with a juris doctorate from Chicago-Kent College of Law.