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BUSINESS LEADERS WANTED: CPS Energy Seeks Applications for Board of Trustees

Do you want to serve on the board of the nation’s largest municipally owned energy company? CPS Energy is accepting applications from interested and qualified persons to be considered for the upcoming Board of Trustees vacancy representing the northwest quadrant of CPS Energy’s service area.

The Board of Trustees is accountable for the long-term performance and decisions that affect the viability and sustainability of CPS Energy. The role of the Board is to provide valuable guidance and input to senior leaders who are responsible for sustaining a successful business entity that serves customers, employees, and the San Antonio community.

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.

The Board of Trustees is comprised of citizens representing four geographical quadrants of the City of San Antonio and the Mayor of San Antonio. Trustees must reside within the quadrant they represent. Members of the Board of Trustees serve for a term of five (5) years and are eligible to serve an additional term (maximum of 10 years). The Mayor of San Antonio serves as an ex-officio member, responsible for keeping the City Council fully advised and informed of all Board actions.

CPS Energy seeks a community leader with strong communication skills and general business acumen. A viable candidate should have financial expertise, strong strategic planning and management skills, and 10-15 years of business experience in the field of economics, energy, information technology, legal, marketing and/or real estate. Candidates should have an experience with and an appreciation for the unique responsibilities and requirements imposed on CPS Energy as a municipally-owned utility.

CPS Energy is the nation’s largest public power, natural gas, and electric company. The organization has been recognized nationally for providing safe, reliable, and competitively priced service to 840,750 electric and 352,585 natural gas customers in San Antonio and portions of seven adjoining counties. Their customers’ combined energy bills rank among the lowest of the nation’s 20 largest cities – while generating $7 billion in revenue for the City of San Antonio for more than seven decades.

For decades, CPS Energy has demonstrated its commitment to investing in technologies and projects that protect our environment, making it one of the Nation’s most sustainable public utilities. The organization is known for its top-notch services, affordability, reliability, and diversification. Additionally, it is number one in Texas for solar generation and is among the top public power wind energy buyers in the nation.

As a trusted and strong community partner, CPS Energy has a thoughtful commitment to job creation, economic development, and educational investment, all of which benefit the greater San Antonio Community. I urge you to please consider the role yourself, promote the opportunity to those strong leaders within your organization, or promote the public service opportunity to qualified individuals you engage with regularly.

This vacancy requires that applicants reside in the northwest quadrant (Quadrant 1) of CPS Energy’s service area.  To confirm the quadrant in which you reside, visit the Quadrant Map Locator.

The deadline to submit an application is August 31, 2021, at 5:00 p.m.

To access the application and criteria for eligibility, click here

For more information, please contact Stephanie Reyes, Vice President of Public Policy at sreyes@sachamber.org or by phone at 210-229-2462.

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