Board of Trustees

Background:

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:

  • Rate adjustments;
  • Condemnation proceedings;
  • Issuance of bonds, notes, or commercial paper; and
  • Appointing Board members.

Composition:

  • Five-member Board
    • Four Bexar County Residents from different geographical quadrants of the city
    • San Antonio City Mayor – ex officio member
  • Mayor is a voting member of the Board 
    • Represents the City Council and is responsible for keeping it fully advised and informed of all Board actions

Terms:

Meeting Resources:

Quadrants:

Contact Information:

  • Email: [email protected]
  • Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1771 (Mail Drop: CT1501), San Antonio, TX 78296-1771

Former Members:

Current Members:

Dr. Willis Mackey

 

Board Chair

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

Janie Martinez Gonzalez

 

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

 
 

John Steen

 

Trustee

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

 

Trustee

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)

Mayor Ron Nirenberg

 

Ex-Officio Member

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.