AWE in the News

New CEO takes over at Hill Country power provider Pedernales, one of nation’s largest co-ops

Pedernales Electric Cooperative Inc., the Johnson City-based electricity provider that supplies swaths of the Hill Country and Austin suburbs with power, has a new CEO — the first woman to hold the post in the organization’s nearly 80-year history. The...
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In Remembrance of Karen R. Johnson

One of our esteemed AWE Board Members, Karen R. Johnson, passed away on June 5, 2016.  She was a devoted wife, loving mother, caring mentor, and dear friend to many. Karen was a graduate of the University of Texas at...
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El Paso Electric Appoints Mary Kipp as CEO

Mary Kipp, El Paso Electric Co. EL PASO, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The El Paso Electric Company (EPE) (NYSE:EE) Board of Directors announces that Mary Kipp, President of EPE, has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer (CEO), today, December 15, 2015. Thomas V....
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Power Matters Conference debuts in Omaha Oct. 14

Professional women in energy meet to discuss the value of diverse fuel resources Today’s energy industry is abuzz with debate over how to address climate change, increase the use of wind and solar, help customers generate their own electricity, and...
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Becky Motal Speaks with

“There are a lot of women in this industry. To have an organization that helps women know what the issues are, introduces them to the people they need to meet and network … I thought, nothing better could I do than give back some of what I’ve learned in 40 years of my professional career in the energy & power industries,” said Becky Motal of her new position as president & Chairman of the Board for the Association of Women in Energy.

Motal has much to share about the growing number of women in the Oil & Gas Industry.

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Ex-LCRA manager thrives at nonprofit

When Becky Motal announced her retirement as general manager of the Lower Colorado River Authority effective at the end of last year, most anybody who knew her likely had the same thought: This will never last. Sure enough, in February...
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