Vice President, Compliance and Chief Risk Officer


H. Wayne Soza

As Vice President of Compliance and Chief Risk Officer, H. Wayne Soza is responsible for oversight of El Paso Electric’s compliance and enterprise risk management programs.

Soza joined El Paso Electric in 2006 and has served in various capacities. Prior to EPE, Soza served as Vice-President for Archstone Communities, a real estate investment trust company, and as a Senior Manager for Ryan and Company. He also worked for more than 18 years at El Paso Natural Gas Company.  Soza serves as past President of the Edison Electric Institute Risk Management Committee.  He serves as a member of the AEGIS Risk Management Advisory Committee.  In addition, he also serves as a member of the Insurance Advisory Committee and the Underwriting Task Force for Nuclear Electric Insurance Limited.

Soza holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting from the University of Texas at Austin.  His civic and community affiliations include Board member with the United Way of El Paso and the El Paso Downtown Management District, past Board member of the Child Crisis Center, past President of Kiwanis of El Paso, Leadership El Paso and YMCA youth coach.