Elaina L. Ball, Senior Vice President and interim Chief Operating Officer, oversees functional areas of the Company including Customer Care, Information Technology & Information Security, Sustainability including Safety & Environmental and Public & Local Government Affairs.
Ms. Ball joined El Paso Electric in 2018. Prior to joining El Paso Electric, Ball worked at Austin Energy, the publicly owned electric utility serving 450,000 customers in the Austin, Texas area. At Austin Energy, she 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 attended the University of Idaho Utility Executive course.