As President and Chief Executive Officer of El Paso Electric, Kelly brings more than 25 years of experience in the energy industry throughout the United States, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom, and Latin America. She has experience in the generation, transmission, and distribution sectors as well as renewable development, energy services, and sales.
Before joining El Paso Electric, Kelly, a winner of the S&P Platts Global CEO of the Year award, served as Chief Executive Officer of INTREN, L.L.C., a utility service provider operating throughout the United States.
Kelly’s work experience also includes her role as President & Chief Executive Officer of Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS), where she addressed the company’s floundering public image and rebuilt the company’s operations.
Prior to JPS, she served as Vice President for GDF SUEZ/International Power, one of the world’s largest energy companies, and President of Pennsylvania Electric Company, a FirstEnergy Company. She started her career in energy as an attorney with K&L Gates, LLP and Pennsylvania Electric Company.
Kelly is a board member of The Borderplex Alliance; the El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce; the El Paso Chamber of Commerce, and the Edison Electric Institute. She is also a member of the Advisory Council for Hunt Institute for Global Competitiveness; the Texas Tech President’s Development Council; and the Diversity Committee for Executive Forum.
Kelly has an MBA from New York University’s Leonard Stern School of Business and a Juris Doctorate and BS in Journalism with a public relations concentration from West Virginia University.