Kimberly M. Britton is the Chief Executive Officer of EPIcenter, a nonprofit created by CPS Energy, OCI Solar, Silver Spring Networks and Lyndis+Gyr to focus on innovation in new energy. EPIcenter’s mission is to transform the historic Mission Road Power Plant into a world-class center that will serve as a cradle for invention and a catalyst for clean energy innovation and technological advancement.
Previously, she was the Director of Development for the San Antonio Museum of Art where she headed its fund development and membership operations and served as a member of the senior leadership team.
In 2012, she and her husband Gary relocated to San Antonio from Fort Worth, where her career spanned sectors including energy, government, nonprofit and health care.
Britton served as the Director of Community Relations for the Barnett division of Chesapeake Energy and led the company’s outreach activities in North Texas. Prior to Chesapeake she headed a hospital foundation in Fort Worth that she co-founded and served as a member of the executive team of the hospital.
As a volunteer, she is a founder of Leadership San Antonio (LSA)’s Alumni Association and served as a member of LSA Class of 41 Steering Committee, having completed the course two years before during LSA Class of 39. She has also served on multiple boards and committees that include the Cliburn Foundation where she was a vice chair for its international piano competition and at one time served as a trustee of the City of Fort Worth Employee Retirement Fund, a $1.5 billion nonprofit, as appointee of the Mayor and City Council. Currently she serves as a member of the Board of Visitors of the College of Education at Texas Christian University where she is also an alumna.
Jill Vassar is the Director of Development and Partnerships at EPIcenter. With 25 years of nonprofit experience in economic development, strategic planning, governance, marketing, and development, she oversees the fundraising and community outreach programs of this new non-profit focused on new energy innovation.
She was the first Director of Advancement at Good Samaritan Community Services and is a former Vice President of the San Antonio Economic Development Foundation. She is active in the community and has served on such boards as the Witte Museum, St. Luke’s Episcopal School, and the Charity Ball Association. She graduated cum laude with a B.A. in economics from Wellesley College.
Karen Gonzales, Executive Assistant, brings to EPIcenter more than 30 years’ experience in executive office leadership and management. Her strengths are in project management, research, event planning, Board affairs, systems analysis, policy writing and implementation, and customer service. Past experience includes supervising IT consultants that were developing and maintaining new administrative systems and converting a major corporate division to an entirely paperless environment. While in the past decade she worked primarily in the public utility industry, her career has spanned the dairy, mortgage, banking, and food service industries.
Andi Littlejohn is the Programs Manager at EPIcenter. She oversees EPIcenter’s New Energy Incubator and Accelerator, where she is responsible for coaching start-up clients as well as managing the ever-growing mentor network. In addition, Andi manages all logistics for EPIcenter's conferences, summits, and Global Lecture Series.
Andi was previously the Development Administrator at the San Antonio Museum of Art where she assisted senior leadership in fundraising and membership operations. She graduated with a B.A. from Texas A&M University and holds a M.A. from Johns Hopkins University.
Michael White is the Accounting & Special Projects Associate at EPIcenter. A senior at Trinity University pursuing a B.S. in Accounting, Michael started at EPIcenter as an intern through the Students+Startups program in the summer of 2017 and permanently joined the team in the fall of 2017. He currently works part-time predominantly in the accounting department but is also active in various other EPIcenter programs.
Upon graduation, in 2019, Michael plans to pursue a M.S. in Accounting and CPA License.