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El Paso Electric appoints new president

Staff writer | El Paso, Tx., USA | September 19, 2014
El Paso ElectricSeptember 19, 2014, El Paso, Tx., USA - The El Paso Electric Company officially announces that Mary Kipp, senior vice president, general counsel and chief compliance officer, has been appointed as president of El Paso Electric.
Ms. Kipp has been with El Paso Electric since December 2007, and has held various positions and has overseen several departments at the Company, including regulatory and rates, human resources, external affairs, public relations, and environmental, health and safety. She has also served as the Company’s Vice President, Legal and Chief Compliance Officer and Assistant General Counsel and Director of FERC Compliance.

Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Kipp was a senior attorney in the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s Office of Enforcement in Washington, DC.

Ms. Kipp received a Bachelor of Arts cum laude from Williams College, a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Texas School of Law, and is an alumnus of Exeter College, University of Oxford. She is a member of the Texas Bar (1994) and Colorado Bar (2002).

She is active in numerous community organizations, including the Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce (Board of Directors), Executive Women in Energy, the WomenCorporateDirectors Greater New Mexico Chapter, Paso del Norte Health Foundation (Finance Council), the Sun Bowl Association (Board of Directors), Borderplex Binational Economic Alliance (Leadership Group), and Executive Forum.

Thomas V. Shockley will remain CEO and will continue to lead the Company’s commitment to identify local talent and leadership through the end of his contract in December 2015. Mr. Shockley has served as CEO since January 2012.