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El Paso Electric Co (EE.N)

EE.N on New York Stock Exchange

67.05USD
18 Oct 2019
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Charles Yamarone

60 2015 Independent Chairman of the Board

Adrian Rodriguez

41 2019 Interim Chief Executive Officer, General Counsel, Assistant Secretary, Director

Edward Escudero

48 2015 Independent Vice Chairman of the Board

Nathan Hirschi

55 2013 Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Elaina Ball

44 2019 Interim Chief Operating Officer, Senior Vice President

Rocky Miracle

66 2017 Senior Vice President of Corporate Development and Chief Compliance Officer

Steven Buraczyk

51 2013 Senior Vice President - Operations

Russell Gibson

66 2014 Vice President, Controller

Paul Barbas

62 2017 Independent Director

James Cicconi

66 1997 Independent Director

Raymond Palacios

58 2017 Independent Director

Eric Siegel

61 1996 Independent Director

Stephen Wertheimer

68 1996 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Charles Yamarone

Mr. Charles A. Yamarone is Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company. Mr. Yamarone has been Chief Corporate Governance and Compliance Officer of Houlihan Lokey (“Houlihan”) since January 1, 2016. From January 2014 through December 2015, he was a Managing Director of Houlihan where he has been a senior investment banker since November 2009. He currently advises senior management on all aspects of Houlihan's corporate governance and compliance matters arising as a result of Houlihan's initial public offering and subsequent status as an NYSE-listed public company. Between 1991 and 2009, he was a senior officer of Libra Securities (“Libra”), an institutional broker dealer, and was involved in all areas of Libra's business including capital markets, corporate finance, sales and trading, research, legal, compliance, and operations. In June 2016, Mr. Yamarone retired as a director of United Continental Holdings, Inc. (United Airlines), having served as the chairman of the compensation committee from October 2010 until June 2014, and as a member of the audit and compensation committees. He had previously served on the Continental Airlines board of directors since 1995, where he was chairman of the human resources committee and a member of the corporate governance and social responsibility committee. He previously served as a director of four other public companies: Bally's Grand, Inc.; LIVE Entertainment; Merry-Go-Round Enterprises, Inc.; and Vagabond Inns, Inc.

Adrian Rodriguez

Mr. Adrian J. Rodriguez is Interim Chief Executive Officer, General Counsel, Assistant Secretary, Director of the Company. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Rodriguez was an attorney in the Dallas office of Vinson & Elkins LLP, where he practiced in the energy regulation practice group and complex commercial litigation practice group. Mr. Rodriguez also served as a law clerk to the United District Court for the Western District of Texas in San Antonio. Mr. Rodriguez received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Government from The University of Texas at Austin with highest honors, where he was a State of Texas recipient of the 1999 Truman Scholarship; a Master in Public Policy from Harvard University, where he was the editor-in-chief of the Harvard Journal of Hispanic Policy; and a Juris Doctorate from Columbia University School of Law, where he was a managing editor of the Columbia Law Review.

Edward Escudero

Mr. Edward Escudero is Independent Vice Chairman of the Board of the Company. Mr. Escudero is President and Chief Executive Officer of High Desert Capital LLC, a finance company specializing in providing various types of capital alternatives to small-to-mid-size companies, a role he has held since 2008. Previously, Mr. Escudero was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of C&R Distributing, a major distributor of fuel and lubricants and the owner of various convenience stores in west Texas and southern New Mexico. He also served as Secretary and Chief Financial Officer of Petro Stopping Centers, LP, where he held vital roles of managing various departments including accounting, legal, human resources, audit, financial planning, and information systems. He serves on a number of community boards, including MCAmericas Realty Inc., Paso Del Norte Community Foundation, WestStar Bank, El Paso Collaborative for Academic Excellence, Trellis Company, and The Hospitals of Providence Transmountain Campus Governing Board. Formerly, Mr. Escudero served as chairman of the El Paso Water Utility Public Service Board, as a board member of Capital Bank of El Paso, and as co-chair of the University of Texas at El Paso Centennial Commission.

Nathan Hirschi

Mr. Nathan T. Hirschi is Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company. He has served Vice President and Controller from March 2010 to October 2013 and as the Vice President – Special Projects from December 2009 to February 2010.

Elaina Ball

Ms. Elaina L. Ball is appointed as Interim Chief Operating Officer, Senior Vice President of the Company., effective August 1, 2019. She has served as the Company’s Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer since April 16, 2018. Before joining the Company, Ms. Ball worked at Austin Energy, a municipally owned electric utility serving 450,000 customers in the Austin, Texas area. At Austin Energy, she most recently held the position of Chief Operating Officer and was responsible for power generation, transmission and distribution, information technology and onsite energy resources. Ms. Ball also served on the board of the South Texas Nuclear Project electric generating station. Prior to Austin Energy, Ms. Ball served as Vice President, Technical Services at CPS Energy, a municipally owned electric and gas utility serving the greater San Antonio area. Ms. Ball received her Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin and attended the University of Idaho Utility Executive course.

Rocky Miracle

Mr. Rocky R. Miracle is Senior Vice President of Corporate Development and Chief Compliance Officer of the company, since may 2017. he served as Senior Vice President - Corporate Services, Chief Compliance Officer of the Company. He served as Senior Vice President of Corporate Planning & Development and Chief Compliance Officer from September 2014 to December 2015; Senior Vice President of Corporate Planning and Development from August 2009 to September 2014.

Steven Buraczyk

Mr. Steven T. Buraczyk is Senior Vice President - Operations of the Company. He had been Vice President of Regulatory Affairs from April 2013 to October 2013; Vice President of Power Marketing and Fuels and Resource and Delivery Planning from August 2012 to April 2013; Vice President of System Operations and Planning from January 2011 to August 2012; Vice President of Power Marketing and Fuels from July 2008 to January 2011.

Russell Gibson

Mr. Russell G. Gibson is Vice President, Controller of the Company. He previously served as the Chief Financial Officer and Vice President from June 2006 to September 2014 for ReadyOne Industries, Inc.

Paul Barbas

Mr. Paul M. Barbas is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Barbas is a director of Vistra Energy and brings extensive utility, management, and oversight experience, having served in executive management positions with various utility and other companies. He also has a broad background in finance and marketing and brings a strong understanding of power operations and energy markets. He contributes significantly to the oversight responsibilities on matters relating to executive compensation and compensation strategy and serves on the compensation committee at Vistra Energy. Mr. Barbas was President and Chief Executive Officer of DPL Inc. and its principal subsidiary, The Dayton Power and Light Company (“DP&L”), from October 2006 until December 2011. He also served on the board of directors of DPL Inc. and DP&L. He previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Chesapeake Utilities Corporation, a diversified utility company engaged in natural gas distribution, transmission and marketing, propane gas distribution and wholesale marketing, and other related services from 2005 until October 2006; as Executive Vice President from 2004 until 2005; and as President of Chesapeake Service Company and Vice President of Chesapeake Utilities Corporation from 2003 until 2004. From 2001 until 2003, he was Executive Vice President of Allegheny Power, responsible for the operational and strategic functions of a $2.7 billion company serving 1.6 million customers with 3,200 employees. He joined Allegheny Energy in 1999 as President of its Ventures unit. Mr. Barbas also served on the board of Pepco Holdings, Inc. from September 2013 until April 2016, and Dynegy Inc. from October 2012 until its acquisition by Vistra Energy in April 2018.

James Cicconi

Mr. James W. Cicconi is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Cicconi was Senior Executive Vice President of External and Legislative Affairs for AT&T Services, Inc. from November 2005 until his retirement in September 2016. Prior to that, Mr. Cicconi served as Executive Vice President for Law and Government Affairs and General Counsel of AT&T Corp. He served as a partner of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, LLP (“Akin Gump”) from 1991 to 1998. While practicing law at Akin Gump, Mr. Cicconi specialized in administrative and regulatory law, as well as federal legislation, representing a range of corporate clients. He was also involved in a number of significant transactions, including public sales, restructurings, and acquisitions. Mr. Cicconi served as Deputy Chief of Staff to President George H. W. Bush and also served as the Senior Issues Advisor to President Bush's 1988 and 1992 election campaigns. He also served as Special Assistant to President Ronald Reagan and to White House Chief of Staff, James A. Baker, from 1981 to 1985. Prior to that, he was Administrative Assistant to the Governor of Texas and General Counsel to the Texas Secretary of State.

Raymond Palacios

Mr. Raymond Palacios, Jr., is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Palacios is President of Bravo Cadillac in El Paso, Texas and Bravo Chevrolet Cadillac in Las Cruces, New Mexico since 2000 and 2004, respectively. He is past district director of the Texas Automobile Dealers Association, past President of the El Paso New Car Dealers Association, past Vice Chair of General Motors' Minority Dealer Advisory Council, and a past member of the National Chevrolet Dealer Advisory Council and the Hummer Dealer Advisory Council. He is a member of the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine Dean's Advisory Council. He has been Vice Chairman of The Borderplex Alliance since January 2013 and board member of the Council on Regional Economic Expansion and Educational Development since April 2014. He is past President of the Association for the Advancement of Mexican Americans and a past Board Member of Leadership Houston, the University of Houston Alumni Association, Yucca Council Boy Scouts of America, and El Paso Better Business Bureau. He has been the Chairman of the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles since September 2011. He also served on the boards of Capital Bank and First Sun Bank from May 2013 until November 2017. Mr. Palacios also served in the U.S. Marine Corps.

Eric Siegel

Mr. Eric B. Siegel is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Siegel is a retired Limited Partner of Apollo Advisors, LP (“Apollo”) and has been an independent business consultant since 1995. Since 2004, Mr. Siegel has served as a Senior Consultant to and Special Advisor to the Chairman of the Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club. He previously served as a Principal and was a Limited Partner of Apollo (a predecessor to Apollo Global Management) and Lion Advisors, LP. Prior to joining Apollo, Mr. Siegel was a Partner of Irell & Manella LLP, where he practiced corporate law. He serves as the lead independent director and member of the nominating and governance committee of Ares Capital Corporation, where he has been a board member and a member of the audit committee since 2004. Mr. Siegel has previously served as a director of a number of public and private companies, including Kerzner International Limited (“Kerzner”) where he was a director and chairman of its audit and compensation committees for almost two decades, until his retirement from the Kerzner board in 2014.

Stephen Wertheimer

Mr. Stephen N. Wertheimer is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Wertheimer has been a Managing Director and Founding Partner of W Capital Partners since 2001. He has over 30 years of experience in investment banking and principal investments. Prior to founding W Capital Partners, Mr. Wertheimer served as Managing Director of CRT Capital Group, LLC. He was a Founder and Managing Member of Water Capital Management from 1991 to 1997. From 1988 to 1991, he served as a Managing Director and the Group Head of Investment Banking-Asia of PaineWebber Incorporated. Prior to 1988, Mr. Wertheimer was a Managing Director at First Chicago Corporation, where he specialized in tax-structured domestic and international principal investments and was a Vice President with Bank of America's tax financing group making equity investments for the parent corporation. Mr. Wertheimer has extensive board experience having served on the boards of over forty companies, both public and private. Mr. Wertheimer is a member of the Hubbard Council of the National Geographic Society. He is also a member of the board of directors of Ravn Air Group, Inc. and The Legacy Companies. Mr. Wertheimer also serves as a board advisor at Inspirato, LLC.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Charles Yamarone

393,903

Adrian Rodriguez

853,568

Edward Escudero

350,903

Nathan Hirschi

1,068,390

Elaina Ball

--

Rocky Miracle

771,228

Steven Buraczyk

933,994

Russell Gibson

--

Paul Barbas

266,903

James Cicconi

288,903

Raymond Palacios

277,430

Eric Siegel

301,903

Stephen Wertheimer

295,883
As Of  31 Dec 2018