Interim Chief Executive Officer, General Counsel and Assistant Secretary

Adrian J. Rodriguez

Adrian J. Rodriguez is the Company's interim Chief Executive Officer, General Counsel and Assistant Secretary, and is also a member of the Company’s Board of Directors. 

Rodriguez joined EPE in 2013 and was appointed as an Officer of the Company and Senior Vice President, General Counsel in 2017.  

Rodriguez received his Bachelor of Arts with highest honors in Economics and Government from the University of Texas at Austin where he was a State of Texas recipient of the 1999 Truman Scholarship, a Master in Public Policy from Harvard University where he was the editor-in-chief of the Harvard Journal of Hispanic Policy, and a Juris Doctorate from Columbia University School of Law where he was a managing editor of the Columbia Law Review.

Before joining El Paso Electric, Rodriguez was an attorney in the Dallas office of international law firm Vinson & Elkins LLP, where he practiced in the energy regulation practice group and complex commercial litigation practice group.  Rodriguez also served as a law clerk to the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas in San Antonio.  Prior to his legal career, Rodriguez provided policy analysis, political research and legislative research for state legislative offices, issue advocacy and political campaigns, and a Washington DC-based communications firm. 

Rodriguez serves as a member of the Boy Scouts Yucca Council Executive Board, Texas Tech University Health Science Center Hunt School of Nursing Advisory Board, Board of the Paso del Norte Health Foundation, Council for Regional Economic Expansion & Educational Development, Board of the El Paso Chamber, Texas Business Leadership Council, and Borderplex Alliance.  He is also a member of the Texas Association of Sports Officials for football. Rodriguez is licensed to practice law in Texas and New Mexico and serves as a Council member of the American Bar Association's Infrastructure & Regulated Industries Section.