Vice President, Governmental Affairs


Patrick V. Reinhart

Patrick V. Reinhart serves as Vice President of Governmental Affairs and leads El Paso Electric's Governmental Affairs department. 

Patrick has been with El Paso Electric since 2010 and has previous experience in public policy for more than 15 years, including work at an Austin law firm, in the Texas Legislature as the Chief of Staff to two State Representatives, SBC (now AT&T), and an Austin-based trade association. He holds a Law degree from the University of Texas, a Master of Science degree in Public Administration from St. Mary’s University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Mary’s University.

Reinhart is active in a variety of organizations, including the Association of Electric Companies of Texas as the Vice Chairman, the Texas Energy Poverty Research Institute, the Far West Texas Water Development Board, the Texas Business Leadership Council, the board of the Big Bend Conservancy, Rotary International-Capitol of Texas Club, and the Texas Lyceum.