Mary E. Kipp, President, is responsible for oversight of the Company’s overall operations, working collaboratively with the CEO of the Company. Kipp has been with El Paso Electric since December 31, 2007, and has held various positions and has overseen several departments at the Company, including regulatory and rates, human resources, external affairs, public relations and environmental, health and safety. Kipp has also served as the Company’s Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer.
Before rejoining El Paso Electric, Kipp spent four years as a senior enforcement attorney in the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s Office of Enforcement in Washington, D.C., where she investigated and prosecuted violations of federal energy laws. Before entering government service, Kipp was an attorney at Greenberg Traurig LLP, El Paso Electric Company and at El Paso Natural Gas Company. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree cum laude from Williams College in Massachusetts, a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Texas School of Law, and is an alumnus of Exeter College, University of Oxford in England.
Kipp is a native of southern New Mexico. She is active in numerous community organizations, including the Sun Bowl Association (member Board of Directors), Borderplex Binational Economic Alliance (Vice-Chair of the Board and Executive Committee Member), Sierra Providence East Medical Center Governing Board, member CREEED (Council on Regional Economic Expansion and Educational Development), WomenCorporateDirectors Greater New Mexico Chapter member, Executive Women in Energy, and the Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce (Board of Directors).