The CPS Energy Board of Trustees, in accordance with bond ordinances, governs the natural gas and electric utility. The Board consists of four citizens residing in each of the four geographical quadrants within Bexar County and the Mayor of San Antonio, who serves as an ex-officio member. Trustees may serve for a term of five years and are eligible to serve an additional five-year term.
The Board has full authority to make rules and regulations governing the furnishing of electric and gas service and full authority with reference to making extensions, improvements and additions to CPS Energy electric and gas systems, and to adopt rules for the orderly handling of CPS Energy affairs. While the Board serves as the governance authority over CPS Energy, the utility must go to the City Council for the following:
Dr. Willis Mackey is a retired public-school administrator and current consultant to school districts across the state. He resides in CPS Energy’s southeast quadrant.
First Term: April 6, 2018 – January 31, 2023
Committees: Audit & Finance, Personnel, Nominations (Chair), Employee Benefits Oversight, Risk Management
Board Vice Chair
Janie Martinez Gonzalez is the President and CEO of Webhead, a company that specializes in providing cybersecurity solutions to clients across the nation. She resides in CPS Energy’s southwest quadrant.
First Term: February 28, 2019 – January 31, 2024
Committees: Technology & Resilience (Chair) , Personnel (Chair), Nominations, Operations Oversight, Risk Management
Edward Kelley is from the northwest quadrant of CPS Energy's service area. Kelley served as President and CEO of USAA Real Estate before retiring in 2005 after 17 years of service.
John Steen is an attorney who previously served as the 108th Texas Secretary of State and as a commissioner of the Texas Department of Public Safety. He resides in CPS Energy’s northeast quadrant.
First Term: February 1, 2016 – January 31, 2021
Second Term: February 1, 2021 – January 31, 2026
Committees: Audit & Finance (Chair), Employee Benefits Oversight (Chair), Technology & Resilience.
Dr. Francine Sanders Romero is a Professor and Chair of the Public Administration Department at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). She resides in CPS Energy’s northwest quadrant.
First Term: February 1, 2022 – January 31, 2027
Committees: Operations Oversight (Chair), Risk Management (Chair)
Ron Nirenberg, as current mayor of San Antonio, serves as an ex-officio member of the Board of Trustees. He will remain on the Board through his mayoral term.
Term: June 21, 2017 – May 31, 2023
Committees: Risk Management.
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