SAN ANTONIO — EPIcenter, a nonprofit energy innovation and thought leadership hub, is pleased to announce the appointment of Don Reeves as the new chair of its board of directors.
Reeves, senior vice president of outcomes at Itron, previously served as a director on the board. He follows Dr. Cris Eugster, president and CEO of NAES, who was the founding EPIcenter chair beginning in 2015. Eugster will remain on the board as a director. The timely transition of Board leadership comes along with the five-year anniversary of EPIcenter’s first employee, CEO Kimberly Britton.
“We are pleased to announce the transition of Board leadership from Cris Eugster to Don Reeves,” EPIcenter CEO Kimberly Britton said. “Both have had a significant and strategic impact on EPIcenter’s success. The organization’s governance is healthy and propels it forward as the need for energy innovation grows. This seamless shift is a sign of maturity in a young organization and will allow us to continue shaping and fulfilling our mission.”
Eugster is credited with providing the inspiration and guidance for developing EPIcenter as an energy thought leadership organization. While serving as chair, he also led EPIcenter’s Global Advisors, a group of thought partners from multiple sectors that curates the organization’s Global Lecture Series.
Reeves has served on the EPIcenter board since September 2016 and chairs the EPIcenter Summit taskforce. This group of energy industry leaders is the driving force behind the annual event. Reeves joined Itron in 2018 as a part of Itron’s acquisition of Silver Spring Networks, a Founding Sponsor of EPIcenter.
“It is an honor to follow Cris Eugster as EPIcenter board chair to build on his strategic leadership,” Reeves said. “I look forward to working with my fellow board members and continuing the use of my professional experience to support the organization’s growth and development. It is an exciting challenge.”
Reeves brings more than 30 years of experience in high-technology product development. At Itron, he leads the Outcomes business unit, which delivers advanced software and services to the global utility and smart city markets. Reeves joined Itron as part of the acquisition of Silver Spring Networks, where for more than 12 years he served in senior leadership roles across product development, managed services, and global delivery, culminating in serving as the company’s Chief Technology Officer. Reeves received a BS in electrical engineering and computer science from the University of California, Berkeley, and is the co-author of two patents.
EPIcenter continues to fulfill its mission of propelling energy innovation and thought for our global future with a think tank, incubator and accelerator, strategic partnerships, and critical conversations around energy. To learn more about EPIcenter, please visit www.epicenterus.org.