Posted on July 27, 2023

El Paso Electric’s Board of Directors Appoints Edward Escudero as Its New Chairman

EL PASO, Texas – El Paso Electric’s (EPE) board of directors today announced Edward “Ed” Escudero has been appointed as the new chairman of the board. Escudero previously was serving as vice chairman and replaces Frank Cassidy following Cassidy’s retirement. Escudero has been a part of EPE’s board of directors since 2012.

Escudero, a native of El Paso and graduate of the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP), is the first local representative to be appointed chairman of the El Paso Electric board. His decision to remain in our region speaks to his dedication and focus on our community.

“It is an honor and privilege to be appointed chairman of the board of directors of El Paso Electric during this dynamic time for the energy industry and our region,” shares Escudero. “Being from El Paso, I understand the important role that EPE plays in our community, both as a utility and as an employer. In my new role, my focus will be on ensuring that EPE meets the needs of its customers today and well into the future, especially when it comes to the energy transition and affordability. I also want to thank Frank for his leadership these past three years and trusting me to lead this board.”

Escudero currently serves as President and CEO of High Desert Capital, LLC, and has had a long history of participating in various corporate and non-profit boards, some of which include the UTEP Business Advisory Council, WestStar Bank, Texas2036, Paso del Norte Community Foundation and the Medical Center of the Americas Foundation.

“Ed has been involved with our board of directors for 11 years and we are excited to appoint a local who is very familiar with our service area as our new chairman,” shares Kelly Tomblin, president and CEO of El Paso Electric. “As two of five appointed local directors, Ed and I are working together to enhance the visibility, transparency and responsiveness to the community as we focus on economic development.  Ed’s countless experience with numerous boards across El Paso is sure to guide EPE to new heights as we continue to evolve our energy landscape.” 


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