Citizens Advisory Committee

 

This 15-member Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) provides a channel for two-way communication between the community and the utility. City of San Antonio council members nominate 10 of the 15 members, one representing each district. The other five members are at-large candidates interviewed and nominated by the CAC from those submitting applications and resumes. The CPS Energy Board of Trustees appoints all members to the committee. Members can serve up to three two-year terms. The CAC meets monthly with the primary goal of providing judicious advice from a customer perspective on utility-related projects and programs.

Contact the CAC or find more information through the CPS Energy liaison by calling (210) 353-3072 or emailing jcleal@cpsenergy.com.

Meet our Citizens Advisory Committee:

Klaus Weiswurm

 
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Chair and Member at Large

Weiswurm is the Chairman of ITM Partners, an engineering firm that innovates specialty factory automation and systems integration for companies in various industries across the globe.  He serves on numerous boards and commissions within his community and throughout the state.

Robert A. Romeo

 
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Vice Chair and District 8 Representative

Romeo is retired from Center Point Energy and has over 35 years in the power industry.  He served on several professional and code committees, also active within his community.

 

Alvaro "Al" Rodriguez

 
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Past Chair and District 6 Representative

Rodriguez founded A Marketing & Service Co. -- a distributor of surge protection devices and specialized electrical energy efficient products. He serves in numerous professional trade organizations as well as Rotary International, Fiesta Commission, Knights of Columbus, and advocates for organic San Antonio businesses.

 

Luisa Casso

 
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District 1 Representative

Casso has represented public, private and non-profit entities within the public affairs, economic development and community development arenas for more than 20 years. 

Diana Aguirre Martinez

 
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District 3 Representative

Aguirre Martinez is the Director of Development and Community Outreach for Old Spanish Missions, Inc. of the Archdiocese of San Antonio.  She is a lifelong resident of District 3 and also serves as the President of the Association of Women in Communication-San Antonio Chapter, a Posada Guadalupe Board member in addition to other Community and civic organizations.

 

George L. Britton Jr.

 
Britton

District 4 Representative

Britton is a retired teacher from the public education system. He has served on several boards and commissions with his community.

Andy Castillo

 
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District 5 Representative

Castillo is an architect for Ford Powell and Carson Architects. A licensed registered accessibility specialist.  President of the Quintana Community Neighborhood Association.  He was recognized by the San Antonio Business Journal as a 40 under 40 rising star in 2016.

Roger Plasse

 
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District 7 Representative

Plasse is retired from the military with 27 years of services.  After retiring from the military, Plasse entered into public education and retired after 10 years of teaching.  He serves on several boards and commissions, has been the president of his home owners association for the last 9 years.

Joe Yakubik

 
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District 9 Representative

Yakubik is an electrical engineer and retired as a Lt. Col. from the U.S. Air Force. He has lived in San Antonio for 20 years.

 

Allie Watters

 
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District 10 Representative

Watters serves as a Community Relations Coordinator for Whataburger where she coordinates charitable giving and non-profit relations in Houston, Dallas and the Southeast. She’s a lifelong resident of District 10 and a member of the American Legion Auxiliary where she volunteers with the Texas Bluebonnet Girls State program. 

Corina Castillo-Johnson

 
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Member at Large

Castillo-Johnson is Senior Counsel with the international law firm Norton Rose Fulbright. Her practice focuses on representing clients in the Real Estate, Hospitality, Infrastructure, Energy, and Finance industries regarding land use, real estate development and finance matters. Corina served as secretary of the CAC in 2014, as vice-chair in 2015 and as chairwoman of the CAC in 2016.

 

David Walter

 
Walter

Member at Large

Walter currently serves as the Vice President of Business Development at NuStar Energy.  He has worked in the energy industry for more than 15 years in engineering, logistics, trading, market analysis, and planning roles.

 

Bill Day

 
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Member at Large

Day serves as the VP and Corporate Communications Manager for Frost Bank, where he is responsible for external communication, media relations, social media and reputation management.  Prior to joining Frost in 2016, he spent 10 years in a similar role with Valero Energy Corporation.  He is a graduate of Leadership San Antonio and has served on a variety of non-profit boards in the community.

Mary Dennis

 
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Member at Large

Dennis is Mayor of Live Oak, currently serving her fourth term. She currently serves as President for the Texas Municipal League (TML) for the 2016/2017 cycle. Dennis also serves on several other boards and commissions.