Board of Directors

Don Reeves

Chair
Senior Vice President, Outcomes
Itron

Don Reeves was named senior vice president of Itron's Outcomes business in September 2019. Previously, Don led Itron's Services and Delivery organization before it was combined with the Outcomes business line. In his new role, Don is responsible for the financial performance, product development, marketing and overall strategy for Itron’s delivery teams, managed services operations and outcomes-focused software and services offerings on a global basis.

Don has more than 25 years of experience in high-technology leadership. Reeves joined Itron in January 2018 as a part of Itron’s acquisition of Silver Spring Networks, where he served as chief technology officer, launched the company's hosting business, led the worldwide delivery organization and led the R&D and managed services teams.

Don received a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley.

Paula Gold-Williams

Treasurer
President & CEO
CPS Energy

Paula Gold-Williams was named President & Chief Executive Officer of CPS Energy in July 2016 after serving nine months in an interim role. Since 2008, she had served as Group Executive Vice President - Financial & Administrative Services and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) & Treasurer for the nation's largest gas and electric municipal utility. In 2017, she created the Flexible Path SM conceptual strategy as a pathway to move responsibly and objectively to cleaner energy solutions for the San Antonio community.

Paula joined CPS Energy in 2004 after holding various positions in several San Antonio businesses, including regional controller for Time-Warner Cable (now Spectrum) and vice president of finance for Luby's, Inc.  She is a Certified Public Accountant and a Chartered Global Management Accountant and earned a BBA from St. Mary’s University and an MBA from Regis University.

Jenna Saucedo-Herrera

Secretary
President & CEO
Greater: SATX

Jenna Saucedo-Herrera is the CEO of greater:SATX, a regional economic partnership charged with growing and diversifying the eight county San Antonio-New Braunfels MSA. In this role, Jenna and her team work closely with the regional business community, and government to recruit new companies, foster global business relationships, help local companies grow and build the local talent pipeline.

Before joining greater:SATX, Saucedo-Herrera served as Vice President of Public Affairs and Brand Management for CPS Energy, the largest municipally-owned electric and gas provider in the nation. During her tenure, she oversaw the economic development, corporate communications, marketing and corporate responsibility functions for the organization. Jenna holds a BBA from St. Mary’s University.

Frank Almaraz

Director
Chief Power, Sustainability & Business Development Officer
CPS Energy

As Chief Power, Sustainability, & Business Development Officer, Almaraz leads CPS Energy’s power generation, energy trading, business development, and the company’s efforts to engage stakeholders and contribute to community-wide goals for net carbon neutrality & climate adaptation. Previously, he has held the positions of: Chief Administrative & Business Development Officer, Senior Vice President of Commercial Operations, Interim Group Executive Vice President of Finance & Accounting (CFO), and Vice President of Energy Supply & Market Operations While at CPS Energy.

A veteran of the energy industry since 2005, Almaraz joined CPS Energy in 2011 after serving in executive roles at Energy Future Holdings, and its predecessor company TXU Corporation in Dallas, Texas. Before that, Almaraz worked with Lockheed Martin, and General Electric in the aerospace industry. Almaraz is a graduate of Rice University’s Advanced Management Program and holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Distribution from Texas A&M University and an MBA from Southern Methodist University.

Lauren Dean

Director
Founder and CEO
CornerBishop

Lauren E. Dean, is the Founder and CEO of CornerBishop, which she began in 2019, to provide strategic, practical and timely advice, drawing on her legal and financial experience and business judgment, to companies facing key milestones in their development or challenges in their lifecycle. Ms. Dean has more than 15 years of experience in capital markets, corporate governance, private equity, mergers & acquisitions, real estate development and other matters, serving as both external and internal counsel on a variety of unique and complex transactions. These transactions include initial public offerings of both U.S. companies and foreign private issuers, debt and follow-on equity offerings, public and private mergers, acquisitions, spin-offs and tender offers, real estate transactions, complex financing transactions and large corporate restructurings.

 

Cris Eugster

Director

Cris Eugster is a leading energy executive focused on the clean energy transformation and climate change. He was previously with NAES Corporation and CPS Energy. Eugster played an important role in the transformation of CPS Energy into a leader in renewables, energy efficiency & demand response, and grid modernization. Eugster was the founding Chair of the EPIcenter Board of Directors. Prior experience includes serving Mayor Bill White as Houston’s first Chief Officer for Sustainable Growth and a Partner at McKinsey & Company focused on high tech and energy clients.

Timothy Heinle

Director
Vice President, Business Development
OCI Solar Power

Timothy Heinle joined OCI Solar Power in 2017 as Vice President of Business Development. As a member of the Executive Leadership Team, he is responsible for customer origination, new commercial opportunities, and project finance.

Mr. Heinle has more than 25 years of experience in the independent power sector, spanning project development, power origination, and project finance. He served in a key management role for over 2500 MW of currently operational power generation in the U.S. 

Over the course of his career, Mr. Heinle has held leadership positions with EDF RE, Siemens, Pace Global, Community Energy, Magellan Resources, and Duke Energy.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Government from Georgetown University and a Masters of Business Administration Degree from the College of William & Mary.

Mr. Heinle currently sits on the Board of Directors of the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce and the EPIcenter. He previously served as a member of the City of San Antonio’s Climate Action and Adaptation Plan Technical Working Group.

Tim Weidenbach

Director
Senior Vice President, Technologies
Landis+Gyr

Tim Weidenbach is currently the Senior Vice President of Customer Operations for Landis+Gyr North America.  In this role, Mr. Weidenbach is responsible for leading the teams that sell, deliver, implement and support the entire portfolio of solutions Landis+Gyr offers to the utility market. He is instrumental in establishing strategy and serving as a primary customer advocate within the organization. 

 Prior to his current role, Mr. Weidenbach served as Senior Vice President Customer Delivery.  In this role he managed the team responsible for delivering successful project management and implementation of complex solution offers.   This was preceded by the role of Vice President Product Management where he guided product line management and development.  Mr. Weidenbach began his career at Landis+Gyr as Director of Programs for Gridstream™ deployments where he was responsible for management and execution of all contracts for utilities including projects such as AEP-Texas, Oncor, and CPS.   

Mr. Weidenbach has worked in the electric utility industry for twenty five years with management roles in transmission and distribution organizations and now in the Smart Grid Infrastructure industry.  His experience includes direct industry experience with fifteen years at the Southern Company in leadership positions.  He holds a Bachelors of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Tech.