2019 Chair of the Board

Paula Gold-Williams is the President and CEO of CPS Energy.

Gold-Williams has more than 30 years of leadership experience in San Antonio, including being a Regional Controller for Time Warner’s cable and telephony regional office and the VP of Finance for Luby’s, Inc., before joining CPS Energy in late 2004. Over her 12 years at CPS Energy, she has progressively served as Controller & Assistant Treasurer; VP & Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) – Organizational Excellence & Shared Services; EVP, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) & Treasurer; and Group EVP – Financial & Administrative Services, CFO & Treasurer.

In addition to her role at CPS Energy, Gold-Williams presently serves as Chair on the Advisory Committee of Executives (ACE) for St. Mary’s University’s Greehey School of Business, her undergraduate alma mater, co-chair of the Keystone Policy and Energy Boards, a board member of The University of the Incarnate Word, a board member of San Antonio’s public television station, KLRN, and is a member of its Executive Committee. She also serves on the Advisory Committee of The University of Texas at San Antonio’s School of Engineering, the Advisory Council for Haven for Hope, and is as Advisory Trustee to both the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI), an internationally recognized center of excellence in applied research and development, as well as FM Global, an international mutual insurance company.  She is also a member of the San Antonio Medical Foundation (SAMF).

Gold-Williams has an Associate Degree in Fine Arts from San Antonio College. She holds a BBA in Accounting from St. Mary’s University as well as a Finance & Accounting MBA from Regis University in Denver, Colorado. She became a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA).



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