People: El Paso Electric Co (EE.N)

EE.N on New York Stock Exchange

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31 Mar 2015
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Charles Yamarone

56 2015 Chairman of the Board

Mary Kipp

47 2014 President

Thomas Shockley

69 2012 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Edward Escudero

44 2015 Vice Chairman of the Board

Nathan Hirschi

51 2013 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

Rocky Miracle

62 2014 Senior Vice President - Corporate Planning and Development , Chief Compliance Officer

William Stiller

63 2013 Senior Vice President of Human Resources

Steven Buraczyk

47 2013 Senior Vice President - Operations

Russell Gibson

62 2014 Vice President, Controller

John Boomer

53 2014 Vice President, General Counsel

Catherine Allen

68 2009 Independent Director

John Brown

69 2003 Independent Director

James Cicconi

62 1997 Independent Director

James Harris

55 1996 Independent Director

Patricia Holland-Branch

70 1997 Independent Director

Woodley Hunt

68 2012 Independent Director

Eric Siegel

57 1996 Independent Director

Stephen Wertheimer

63 1996 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Charles Yamarone

Mr. Charles A. Yamarone is Independent Director of El Paso Electric Company. He has been Managing Director of Houlihan Lokey since January 2014. From November 2009 until January 2014, he was a director, where he was a senior member of the Debt Capital Markets Group. Mr. Yamarone also worked for over 18 years at Libra Securities (“Libra”) and its predecessors. At Libra, Mr. Yamarone served in a wide variety of roles and was involved in all areas of Libra’s business as an institutional broker-dealer, including capital markets, corporate finance, sales and trading, research, legal, compliance, operations and administration. He was a director of Continental Airlines, Inc. from 1995 until its merger into United Continental Holdings, Inc. in October 2010 and was chairman of Continental’s human resources committee and a member of its corporate governance and social responsibility committee. Since October 2010, he has been a director of United Continental Holdings, Inc. and is chairman of its compensation committee and a member of its executive committee. Until January 2012, he was a director of New Millennium Homes, LLC, a privately-owned homebuilder, and served on its audit committee. He also previously served as a director of four other public companies.

Mary Kipp

Ms. Mary E. Kipp is President of El Paso Electric Company. She previously served as the Company’s Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer from June 2010 to September 2014, Vice President – Legal and Chief Compliance Officer from December 2009 to June 2010.

Thomas Shockley

Mr. Thomas V. Shockley, III, serves as Chief Executive Officer, Director of El Paso Electric Co. He served as Interim Chief Executive Officer from January 2012 to May 2012, Non-Employee Member of the Board of Directors from May 2010 to January 2012, Vice – Chairman and Chief Operating Officer for American Electric Power from June 2000 to August 2004, retired in 2004.

Edward Escudero

Mr. Edward Escudero is Vice Chairman of the Board of El Paso Electric Company. He was Independent Director of the Company. President and Chief Executive Officer of High Desert Capital, LLC, a finance company that specializes in providing various types of capital alternatives to small and mid-size companies. Until 2013, 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, L.P. During his tenure at Petro, the Company grew to have locations in over 34 states and sales of over $2 billion. While at Petro, he held the vital role of managing key departments within the Company, including Accounting, Legal, Human Resources, Audit, Financial Planning and Information Systems. In 2007, Mr. Escudero was instrumental in assembling the sale of Petro. Mr. Escudero believes in playing a key role in community affairs and has received several awards to recognize his achievements and philanthropic efforts, including the Community Spirit Award in 2015, El Paso Business Hall of Fame in 2014, Hispanos Triunfadores Award in 2013 and the UTEP Gold Nugget Award in 2012. He is also a member of several associations, including the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants, and the El Paso Chapter of the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants. He received a B.B.A. in Accounting from the University of Texas at El Paso and is a CPA in Texas.

Nathan Hirschi

Mr. Nathan T. Hirschi is Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of El Paso Electric Company. Mr. Hirschi has served Vice President and Controller from March 2010 to October 2013; Vice President – Special Projects from December 2009 to February 2010.

Rocky Miracle

Mr. Rocky R. Miracle is Senior Vice President - Corporate Planning and Development and Chief Compliance Officer of El Paso Electric Company, since August 2009. He has been Senior Vice President – Corporate Planning and Development from August 2009 to September 2014.

William Stiller

William A. Stiller is the Senior Vice President – Human Resources and Customer Care of the Company since October 2013. He previously served as Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer from January 2013 to October 2013 and Independent Human Resources consultant from 2005 to 2013.

Steven Buraczyk

Mr. Steven T. Buraczyk is Senior Vice President - Operations of El Paso Electric 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 – System Operations and Planning from January 2011 to August 2012; Vice President – 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 – Vice President for Ready One Industries, Inc. from June 2006 to September 2014.

John Boomer

Mr. John R. Boomer is Vice President, General Counsel of El Paso Electric Company. Prior to this appointment, Mr. Boomer served as the Company’s Vice President and Treasurer from April 2014 to September 2014; Senior Vice President for Helen of Troy Limited from February 2012 to January 2014; Senior Vice President-International for Helen of Troy Limited from July 2008 to February 2012.

Catherine Allen

Ms. Catherine A. Allen is Independent Director of El Paso Electric Company, since May 2009. Since 1996, she has been the Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Santa Fe Group, a strategic consulting company providing services to financial institutions and related infrastructure companies. Previously, Ms. Allen was a Vice President of Business Development and Alliances of Citicorp, where her responsibilities included developing and managing strategic alliances with technology and telecommunications companies for technology-based products and services. She sits on a number of non-profit boards including the University of Missouri Research and Development Committee, LANL Foundation, Lensic Performing Arts Center, Museum of New Mexico Foundation, Women Corporate Directors, and is the board chair of the National Foundation for Credit Counseling. She is co-chair of the University of Missouri Capital Campaign Committee and she received an Honorary Doctorate in 2005. She has received two Lifetime Awards for her service to the financial sector and technology, from U.S. Banker and the Executive Womens’ Forum. She was formerly CEO of BITS, a financial services consortium and non-profit industry association from 1997 to 2007. She serves on the board of Stewart Title Guaranty Company, Synovus Financial Corporation and the advisory board for Houlihan Lokey Investment Bank.

John Brown

Mr. John Robert Brown is Independent Director of El Paso Electric Company., since June 3, 2003. He has been the Owner and President of Brownco Capital, LLC, a private investment company, since November 2007. From May 1992 to March 2008, Mr. Brown was the President and Chairman of the Board of Desert Eagle Distributing of El Paso, Inc., a distributor of Anheuser-Busch products in West Texas and Eastern New Mexico. He currently serves on the board of directors of WestStar Bank and the University of Texas at El Paso Development Board. Mr. Brown has been a director of the Company since June 2003 and serves on Audit, Energy Resources and Environmental and Public Policy and Corporate Reputation Committees.

James Cicconi

Mr. James W. Cicconi is Independent Director of El Paso Electric Company, since 1997. He has been Senior Executive Vice President of External and Legislative Affairs for AT&T Services, Inc. since November 2005. 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.

James Harris

Mr. James W. Harris is Independent Director of El Paso Electric Company, since 1996. He has served as the Managing Partner of OP Food Products, LLC since 2013 and Managing Partner of Harris Financial Advisors, LLC since 2013. From 1993 until 2013, Mr. Harris served as Founder and President of Seneca Financial Group Inc. Previously, Mr. Harris served as Managing Director at Lehman Brothers and Head of the Financial Restructuring Group. Before joining Lehman Brothers, he spent 10 years at Citibank, N.A. where he worked in the Bank’s Institutional Recovery Group and managed lending activities in the international and domestic banking groups. From 2001 to 2003, he was an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business in New York. From 2006 to 2012, Mr. Harris was an adjunct professor at the Kenan-Flagler School of Business Administration at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, North Carolina where he taught a course on Managing Business Turnarounds. Mr. Harris currently serves on the advisory board of the Coastal Studies Foundation in Manteo, North Carolina and public radio station WUNC in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. He previously served as a director of Peregrine Systems Inc. and was a member of its audit committee.

Patricia Holland-Branch

Ms. Patricia Z. Holland-Branch is Independent Director of El Paso Electric Company. Ms. Holland-Branch has been the Owner, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Facilities Connection, Inc., headquartered in El Paso, Texas since 1986. The company provides its national and international customers with professional services, including interior design, project management, logistics, and installation. She currently serves on the board of directors of the Borderplex Alliance, the advisory board for Texas Tech University Gayle Greve Hunt School of Nursing and is a former director for El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Regional Economic Development Corporation, and El Paso Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas as well as a past chairman of the board for the Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce.

Woodley Hunt

Mr. Woodley L. Hunt serves as Independent Director of El Paso Electric Co., effective December 19, 2012. Mr. Hunt has served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Hunt Companies, Inc. (“Hunt”) since January 1991. Hunt is an industry-leading real estate company dedicated to building value through development, investment, and management. For decades, Hunt has focused on the key areas of public-private partnerships, community development, real asset investment management, and multifamily housing. Mr. Hunt also serves as Chairman of the Hunt Family Foundation, a private family foundation. He received a number of honors and awards including being recognized as one of the “Philanthropists of the Year” for 2008 by the West Texas-Southern New Mexico Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. Mr. Hunt also serves on various national, state and local advisory and development boards including the Texas Business Leadership Council, Complete College America, College for all Texas Foundation, Visitors of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center-Houston, the Borderplex Alliance, Council for Continuous Improvement and Innovation in Texas Higher Education, University of Texas at El Paso, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Western Governors University, WestStar Bank and Tom Lea Institute.

Eric Siegel

Mr. Eric B. Siegel is Independent Director of El Paso Electric Company, since 1996. He 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 consultant to and on the advisory board of the Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club. He previously served as a Principal and was a Limited Partner of Apollo Advisors, LP (a predecessor to Apollo Management, LP) and Lion Advisors, LP. Prior to joining Apollo, Mr. Siegel was a partner of Irell & Manella LLP, a law firm practicing corporate law. He serves as the lead independent director and chairman 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 from April 1994 to 2006. He rejoined the Kerzner Board from 2008 until April 2014.

Stephen Wertheimer

Mr. Stephen N. Wertheimer is Independent Director of El Paso Electric Company., since 1996. He 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 a 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 thirty companies, both public and private. Mr. Wertheimer is a member of the International Council of Advisors of the National Geographic Society. He is also a member of the board of directors of Dynacast International, Inc., Moosejaw Inc., M*Modal Inc., and World Kitchen, Inc. Mr. Wertheimer has been a director of the Company since 1996 and serves as Chairman of the Energy Resources and Environmental Committee. He also serves as a member of the Executive and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees.
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