As Vice President of Sustainability and Energy Solutions, Jessica Christianson oversees the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) initiatives set forth by El Paso Electric and manages the teams that will focus on how to embed these efforts into EPE’s culture, operations, business plan and strategy.
Jessica was most recently the Senior Director of Innovation and Sustainability for El Paso Electric. Over the course of nine years, Jessica has held positions of increasing responsibility including Environmental Manager, Director of Sustainability, and most recently, Senior Director of Innovation and Sustainability. Jessica is integral in producing EPE’s annual Corporate Sustainability Report, first published in 2017, which is released every summer; leading EPE’s ESG initiatives; and advancing new technologies and programs such as transportation electrification, electric vehicle infrastructure, and renewable energy expansion.
Her commitment to environmental stewardship is matched by her passion for the Paso del Norte region. Jessica currently serves on the Board of Directors for the YWCA El Paso del Norte Region, the Texas A&M Research Advisory Board, EPE’s Community Partners Committee helping oversee $1.2 Million in grants to nonprofits and is an avid volunteer through EPE’s Volunteers on Location to Serve (VOLTS) program.
Jessica received her Master of Science in Environmental Engineering from the University of Florida, a Master of Science in Soil Science and a Bachelor of Science in Crop and Soil Science from Oregon State University, an Associate of Science in Forest Technology from Penn State University, and a graduate certification in public utility regulation and economics from New Mexico State University.