Elaina L. Ball joins El Paso Electric (EPE) as Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer. Elaina joins the EPE team from Austin Energy, the publicly owned electric utility serving 450,000 customers in the Austin, Texas area.
As a member of EPE’s senior leadership team, Elaina will oversee functional areas of the Company including Customer Care, Information Technology & Information Security, Sustainability including the Safety & Environmental Departments, and Public & Local Government Affairs.
At Austin Energy, Elaina most recently held the position of Chief Operating Officer and was responsible for power generation, transmission and distribution, information technology and onsite energy resources. She also served on the board of the South Texas Nuclear Project electric generating station. Prior to Austin Energy, Elaina was Vice President, Technical Services at CPS Energy, the municipally owned electric and gas utility serving the greater San Antonio area. At CPS, she was responsible for electric transmission, substation and distribution engineering and operational technology, among other functions.
Ball has a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from The University of Texas at Austin and has attended the University of Idaho Utility Executive course.
EPE welcomes Elaina to El Paso and El Paso Electric.