Chief Executive Officer

Kelly A. Tomblin

As Chief Executive Officer of El Paso Electric, Ms. Tomblin brings more than 25 years of knowledge in the energy industry, in both competitive and vertically integrated markets 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.  Ms. Tomblin has worked in all areas of the industry, including legal, customer service, regulatory, plant and field operations, and organization transformation.

Before joining El Paso Electric, Ms. Tomblin, a winner of the S&P Platts Global CEO of the Year award, served as Chief Executive Officer of INTREN, L.L.C., a leading utility solutions provider with 14 regional offices throughout the United States.  INTREN is the largest owned and operated WBE-certified specialty utility contractor in the country.

Ms. Tomblin’s work experience also includes her role as President & Chief Executive Officer of Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS), where she aligned employees on her vision of leading an energy revolution for the growth and prosperity of Jamaica.  That focus allowed her to turn around the company’s floundering public image and rebuild the company’s operations.  Under her leadership, JPS began an extensive smart grid program, implemented a number of customer service initiatives, and increased renewable penetration by 300%.

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.

Author of “100 Days of Doing Power Differently” and “Think Love Leadership”, Ms. Tomblin is a global speaker on organizational alignment, leadership, and gender equality.  She 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.