San Antonio, Texas – (March 6, 2018) – The CPS Energy Board of Trustees today voted to nominate Dr. Willis Mackey to fill the board vacancy for the Southeast Quadrant to replace outgoing Trustee Derrick Howard. Dr. Mackey’s name will be submitted to the San Antonio City Council at a future council meeting by Mayor Ron Nirenberg where the City Council will vote to confirm or reject the nominee.
“Based on the robust candidate pool we previously received, we were able to find a strong nominee in Dr. Willis Mackey,” said Board Chair John Steen. “Dr. Mackey’s extensive background will bring additional leadership to the Board to meet the business and strategic needs of CPS Energy. We are excited about him joining us, and know his experience as a lifelong educator will provide added value to our work.”
Dr. Mackey, who retired after a long career in public school administration, currently provides consulting services to school districts across the state. He has his Doctorate in Education from Texas A&M University.
Dr. Mackey will represent the Southeast Quadrant of CPS Energy’s service area. Once confirmed, he joins Steen, Vice Chair Dr. Homer Guevara Jr., Immediate Past Chair Ed Kelly, and Mayor of San Antonio, Ron Nirenberg, who serves as Ex-Officio Trustee.
The five-member Board sets policy and works with management to oversee business operations of the nation’s largest municipally owned electric and gas utility. CPS Energy generates more than $2 billion in revenues annually, manages over $11 billion in assets, employs over 3,000 employees locally, and returns up to 14 percent, or over $300 million a year, to the City of San Antonio’s general fund.
Established in 1860, CPS Energy is the nation’s largest public power, natural gas and electric company, providing safe, reliable, and competitively-priced service to 804,000 electric and 343,000 natural gas customers in San Antonio and portions of seven adjoining counties. Our customers’ combined energy bills rank among the lowest of the nation’s 20 largest cities – while generating $7 billion in revenue for the City of San Antonio for more than seven decades. As a trusted and strong Community partner, we continuously focus on job creation, economic development and educational investment. True to our People First philosophy, we are powered by our skilled workforce, whose commitment to the community is demonstrated through our employees’ volunteerism in giving back to our city and programs aimed at bringing value to our customers. CPS Energy is among the top public power wind energy buyers in the nation and number one in Texas for solar generation.