Independent Board Member - El Paso Electric Company


A native El Pasoan, Mr. Escudero has been a member of EPE’s Board since 2013. He is President and CEO of High Desert Capital, LLC, a finance company that specializes in providing capital alternatives to small and mid-size companies. Previously, he served as Secretary and CFO of Petro Stopping Centers, LP, where he managed key departments within the company and helped to double its annual revenue to more than $2 billion and expand its locations to more than 34 states.

He believes strongly in community service and currently serves on the boards of several area organizations, including Medical Center of the Americas Foundation, WestStar Bank, Hospitals of Providence Memorial/Sierra Campus, Paso del Norte Health Foundation, Texas2036, UTEP Business Advisory Council, Texas Business Leadership Council, and the Trellis Company. He also served on the Texas State Securities Board from 2007 to 2011 and the El Paso Water Utility Public Service Board from 2010 to 2013.

Mr. Escudero has received several awards that recognize his achievements and philanthropic efforts, including the Lucy G. Acosta Humanitarian Award in 2020, the El Paso Community Spirit Award in 2015, induction into the El Paso Business Hall of Fame in 2014, the Hispanos Triunfadores Award in 2013 and the UTEP Gold Nugget Award in 2012.

Mr. Escudero is a Certified Public Accountant and received a B.B.A. in Accounting from the University of Texas at El Paso.