Cris Eugster, CPS Energy’s Chief Operating Officer Generation & Strategy with Energy Delivery Services, is responsible for the municipally owned utility’s overall operations and strategy including over 7500MW of generation capacity, 12,600 miles of electrical distribution, 1,500 miles of electrical transmission, and 5,300 miles of gas distribution system. He is also responsible for corporate strategy including the integration of new technologies and the development of new products and services for CPS Energy customers.
Eugster was formerly a Partner with McKinsey and Company. He has a B.S. from Texas A&M University and both an M.S. and PhD from MIT – all in Electrical Engineering.
Paula Gold-Williams was named President & Chief Executive Officer of CPS Energy in July 2016 after serving nine months in an interim role. Since 2008, she had served as Group Executive Vice President - Financial & Administrative Services and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) & Treasurer for the nation's largest gas and electric municipal utility. She also has served in other capacities such as chief administrative officer and controller.
Gold-Williams joined CPS Energy in 2004 after holding various positions in several San Antonio businesses, including regional controller for Time-Warner Cable (now Spectrum) and vice president of finance for Luby's, Inc. She is a Certified Public Accountant and a Chartered Global Management Accountant and earned a BBA from St. Mary’s University and an MBA from Regis University.
Carolyn Shellman oversees CPS Energy's Legal, Audit, Compliance & Ethics, Governmental Affairs, People & Culture and Facilities functions as its Chief Legal & Administrative Officer, General Counsel & External Relations.
Before joining CPS Energy in 2006, Shellman served as Vice President & General Counsel for the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT). Prior to that position, she was a partner at the law firm of Hunton & Williams LLP and a partner at Bickerstaff Heath & Smiley LLP. She also has served as the Director of Hearings as well as the Secretary of the Commission at the Public Utility Commission of Texas.
Shellman is a graduate of Vassar College and has a law degree from the University of Oklahoma. She is a member of the State Bar of Texas and the State Bar of Oklahoma.
Jenna Saucedo-Herrera joined the San Antonio Economic Development Foundation (SAEDF) as president and chief executive officer in July 2016. In this capacity, she is responsible for advancing the diversification and growth of the San Antonio regional economy through domestic and international business development, partnerships and market strategies.
Before joining SAEDF, Saucedo-Herrera served as Vice President of Public Affairs and Brand Management for CPS Energy, the largest municipally-owned electric and gas provider in the nation. During her tenure, she oversaw the economic development, corporate communications, marketing and corporate responsibility functions for the organization. Saucedo-Herrera joined CPS Energy in 2008, and held leadership roles in Corporate Affairs and Human Resources. She holds a BBA from St. Mary’s University.
Don Reeves joined Itron (formerly Silver Spring Networks) in 2005 and brings over 25 years of experience in high-technology product development to his role as Chief Technology Officer. During his time at Itron, Don has led the Software Engineering team to develop the UtilityIQ™ product suite, launched the company’s hosting business, led the worldwide delivery organization, and most recently led the R&D and Managed Services teams. Don has provided technical and implementation leadership across many of the company’s key accounts including Florida Power and Light, Pacific Gas & Electric, the Exelon family of utilities, Jemena, and CitiPower and Powercor in Australia.
Before joining Silver Spring Networks, Don served as Vice President of Engineering at Black Pearl, Vice President of Engineering at Commerce One, and led the software development organizations at a pair of start-ups - MyTurn.com and GlobalPC. Don began his career at Geoworks, working on the first generation of smart phones and mobile devices. He received his BS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley.
Tim Weidenbach is currently the Senior Vice President of Customer Operations for Landis+Gyr North America. In this role, Mr. Weidenbach is responsible for leading the teams that sell, deliver, implement and support the entire portfolio of solutions Landis+Gyr offers to the utility market. He is instrumental in establishing strategy and serving as a primary customer advocate within the organization.
Prior to his current role, Mr. Weidenbach served as Senior Vice President Customer Delivery. In this role he managed the team responsible for delivering successful project management and implementation of complex solution offers. This was preceded by the role of Vice President Product Management where he guided product line management and development. Mr. Weidenbach began his career at Landis+Gyr as Director of Programs for Gridstream™ deployments where he was responsible for management and execution of all contracts for utilities including projects such as AEP-Texas, Oncor, and CPS.
Mr. Weidenbach has worked in the electric utility industry for twenty five years with management roles in transmission and distribution organizations and now in the Smart Grid Infrastructure industry. His experience includes direct industry experience with fifteen years at the Southern Company in leadership positions. He holds a Bachelors of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Tech.
Charles Kim is President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of OCI Energy Inc., the North American subsidiary of South Korea’s OCI Company. Based in San Antonio, TX, OCI Energy is a leader in the solar energy industry, serving as parent company to OCI Solar Power, a solar project developer and Mission Solar Energy, a solar panel manufacturer. Charles also serves at President and CEO of OCI Solar Power.
Prior to his role as CEO, Charles led the finance teams for OCI Enterprises, the holding company of all of OCI’s United States subsidiaries. In this role, he provided oversight of fiscal strategy, treasury and accounting. He has 22 years of senior management experience with OCI, both in the U.S. and abroad, including leadership roles in finance, strategic planning and treasury.
Charles holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Kon-Kuk University and has completed Harvard University’s Advanced Management Program. He also has served on the OCI Enterprises Board of Directors since 2013 and the Sun Action Trackers Board of Directors since 2014. Charles resides in San Antonio, TX with his wife and children.