Dear LPEA Neighbor
LPEA’s future is bright, and I believe I will have a positive impact on that future. As your board representative, I would work towards fulfilling LPEA’s Mission Statement of “safe, reliable electricity at the lowest reasonable cost while being environmentally responsible.” With my decades of utility experience, I can provide the board guidance on the upcoming decisions on the Tri-State contract and decisions on our future energy supply sources, focusing on our local power supply. Local control means control of our energy costs, freedom from a third party energy supplier, and resilience against supply and demand spikes.
I have 26 years of electric utility experience at CPS Energy, the Nation’s largest municipally owned gas and electric utility. I have an Engineering degree from Texas A&M, an MBA from Our Lady of the Lake University, and I am a licensed Professional Engineer. I started as a front-line Utility Engineer and worked my way up to Executive Management, focusing on distribution, substation and transmission delivery. My decades of experience make me both an excellent advocate for our customers while having a deep knowledge of the ins and outs of the business.
Finally, I understand the necessity of affordability. I started working in construction at 16 and I put myself through college. I have lived paycheck to paycheck, and believe in LPEA’s mission to not burden customers with high energy costs. Our future LPEA power portfolio must be affordable and I will use my industry and leadership skills to drive OUR Mission!