our team

Executive Leadership

Kimberly M. Britton

Chief Executive Officer

Kimberly M. Britton has decades of experience leading organizations in the sectors of energy, government, healthcare, and the arts with emphasis in nonprofits, government relations, land use politics, public and community relations as both a founder and senior leader. Her areas of expertise include energy trends, strategy, visioning, cross-functional teams, negotiation and building organizations from the ground up.

Currently, she is the Chief Executive Officer of EPIcenter, a nonprofit created by CPS Energy, OCI Solar, Itron and Landis+Gyr. EPIcenter propels energy innovation and thought for our global future with a think tank, incubator and accelerator, strategic partnerships, and critical conversations around energy.

Kimberly is a Fort Worth native and graduate of Texas Christian University residing in San Antonio with her husband Gary Britton, principal of his own executive coaching and consulting firm.

Andi Littlejohn

Chief of the EPIcenter Energy Incubator and Accelerator

Andi Littlejohn is the Chief of the EPIcenter Energy Incubator and Accelerator (EEIA). The mission of the EEIA is to become the hub of thought-leading innovation, commercially viable technologies and infrastructure services relating to the delivery of energy innovation. Since its launch in December 2017, five programs have emerged in which 12 startups are enrolled representing, Texas, New York, Massachusetts, North Carolina and Toronto.

In addition to overseeing the EEIA and its five programs, Andi is an active coach to the EEIA’s startups, and is a mentor for student teams participating in the University of Texas San Antonio (UTSA) Center for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship (CITE) program.

Andi is a trained business coach with certifications in Wendy Kennedy’s “So what? Who cares? Why you?®” methodology and Growth Wheel.

She graduated with a B.A. from Texas A&M University and holds a M.A. from Johns Hopkins University

Elizabeth Thompson

Chief of EPIcenter Advisory Services

Elizabeth Thompson with 15 years of disruptive product and process improvement innovation, strategic planning, and project, program, and portfolio management, oversees EPIcenter’s Advisory Services aimed to successfully codify, structure, coordinate, and manage the external innovation process and efforts for its clients.  These services include focused project work and innovation pipeline management that extend clients’ bandwidth when it comes to energy initiatives.

Elizabeth was previously the Director of Bank and Enterprise Innovation at USAA where she led the company’s employee and external innovation programs.  She graduated with a B.A. from the University of Texas at San Antonio and holds a M.A. from Our Lady of the Lake University.

Jill H. Vassar

Chief Development and Partnerships Officer

Jill Vassar has thirty years of nonprofit experience in economic development, strategic planning, governance, marketing and development.  She oversees EPIcenter’s business development, partnerships, membership, communications and think tank programs.

Jill was the first Director of Advancement at Good Samaritan Community Services, a social service agency serving some of South Texas’ highest poverty level zip codes.  She was also a Vice President of the San Antonio Economic Development Foundation (now greater:SATX) where she recruited manufacturers, back office operations and warehouse/distribution facilities to San Antonio.

Jill is an engaged community leader with current and past roles in museums, educational institutions and arts organizations as well as scientific, professional and philanthropic concerns.  She graduated cum laude from Wellesley College (B.A. in economics with an art history minor) and does her best to support her physician-husband, two incredible young adult daughters and the family shih-tzu Chica in all their endeavors.

Team Members

Elena Moore

Board Relations and Executive Assistant

Elena Moore is the Board Relations and Executive Assistant at EPIcenter. She has over 35 years of experience providing administrative support to C-level executives in marketing, service and non-profit organizations. Elena joined EPIcenter in August of 2019. She supports the CEO, EPIcenter Leadership Team and the EPIcenter Board of Directors.