CPS Energy announces organizational leadership changes

By on March 19, 2015

CPS Energy announced this week key executive changes across several of its operational and enterprise business groups:

Greg Sarich, currently Vice President and Chief Information Officer (CIO), has been promoted to Senior Vice President – Enterprise Support and CIO. In this role, Greg will oversee corporate support services functions, including supply chain and procurement, vehicle fleet, and information technology.

Frank Almaraz, currently Vice President of Energy Supply and Market Operations (ESMO), has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Finance & Accounting. In his new role, Frank will have broad accountability for all financial functions, including financial planning, treasury, accounting, strategic pricing and cost recovery, enterprise risk management and solutions, and financial operations (accounts payable, payroll, and current asset management).

Additionally, John Bonnin, currently the Senior Director of Day Ahead and Real Time Operations, has been promoted to Interim Vice President of Energy Supply and Market Operations. As Interim Vice President, John will oversee wholesale power portfolio management, including Day Ahead and Real Time operations, bilateral power trading, fuels management, and associated analytics.

Lisa Lewis, previously Vice President of Communications and Media Relations, has been promoted to Vice President of People and Culture. In this new role, Lisa is responsible for the daily operations of the human resources team. After more than a decade developing and communicating the CPS Energy brand, Lisa will now focus on developing the workforce and employee culture needed to adapt successfully to the changes in energy industry.

Finally, Jenna Saucedo, previously Senior Director of Corporate Affairs and Policy and Chief of Staff, has been promoted to Vice President of Public Affairs and Brand Management. In her new role, Jenna will be responsible for building relationships with customers and community stakeholders as it relates to the image of the company and employees. This includes oversight of corporate communications, brand and reputation management, community relations, and economic development.

“Like all high performing companies, our people are our most valued assets,” said Doyle N. Beneby, President and Chief Executive Officer.  “We are delighted to announce the promotions of senior leaders who will help CPS Energy continue to consistently deliver value to the San Antonio community for many years to come.”

This Post Has 3 Comments
  1. david demere on said:

    it would be nice to put a face to the name when you announce promotions new and old employees may not know these people by just name.

  2. Klaus Weiswurm on said:

    It is good to know that CPS recognizes the value of its employees and continues to promote from with-in when possible. That is one of the reasons CPS is the best energy company / provider in the country.

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