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El Paso Electric Co (EE.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Charles Yamarone

59 2015 Independent Chairman of the Board

Mary Kipp

50 2017 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Edward Escudero

47 2015 Independent Vice Chairman of the Board

Nathan Hirschi

54 2013 Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

William Stiller

66 2018 Chief Human Resource Officer, Senior Vice President

Elaina Ball

2018 Senior Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer

Rocky Miracle

65 2017 Senior Vice President of Corporate Development and Chief Compliance Officer

Adrian Rodriguez

39 2017 Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Assistant Secretary

Steven Buraczyk

50 2013 Senior Vice President - Operations

Russell Gibson

65 2014 Vice President, Controller

Catherine Allen

71 2009 Independent Director

Paul Barbas

61 2017 Independent Director

James Cicconi

65 1997 Independent Director

Raymond Palacios

57 2017 Independent Director

Eric Siegel

60 1996 Independent Director

Stephen Wertheimer

67 1996 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Charles Yamarone

Mr. Charles A. Yamarone is Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company. He has been Chief Corporate Governance and Compliance Officer of Houlihan Lokey since January 1, 2016. From January 2014 through December 2015, he was a Managing Director of Houlihan Lokey where he has been a senior investment banker since November 2009. He currently advises senior management on all aspects of Houlihan Lokey’s corporate governance and compliance matters arising as a result of Houlihan Lokey’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. Mr. Yamarone is a director of United Continental Holdings, Inc. (United Airlines), and was chairman of the compensation committee since United Airlines and Continental Airlines merged in 2010 until June 2014. He is currently a member of United Continental Holdings, Inc. 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. Mr. Yamarone has been a director of the Company since 1996.

Mary Kipp

Ms. Mary E. Kipp is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. She has served as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer since, December 2015. Previously she was the Company’s President from September 2014 to December 2015, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer from June 2010 to September 2014, and Vice President - Legal and Chief Compliance Officer from December 2009 to June 2010.

Edward Escudero

Mr. Edward Escudero is Independent Vice Chairman of the Board of the Company. He 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 the Medical Center of the Americas Foundation, El Paso Community Foundation Investment Committee, WestStar Bank, El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation, and Hospitals of Providence Governing Board. Formerly, Mr. Escudero served as Chairman of the El Paso Water Utility Public Service Board. In February 2015, Mr. Escudero was appointed Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors. Mr. Escudero has been a director of the Company since December 2012 and serves as Chairman of our Audit Committee. He also serves as a member of our Executive, Nominating and Corporate Governance, Public Policy and Corporate Reputation, and Security Committees.

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.

William Stiller

Mr. William A. Stiller is Chief Human Resource Officer, Senior Vice President of the Company, effective April 16, 2018. He served as Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Customer Care from October 2013 to December 2015; Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer from January 2013 to October 2013; Independent Human Resources consultant from 2005 to 2013.

Elaina Ball

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.

Adrian Rodriguez

Mr. Adrian J. Rodriguez is Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Assistant Secretary of the company, since September 2017. Vice President, General Counsel, Assistant Secretary 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.

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 – Vice President for Ready One Industries, Inc. from June 2006 to September 2014.

Catherine Allen

Ms. Catherine A. Allen is Independent Director of the Company. She has, since 1996, 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 in the areas of vendor risk management, cybersecurity and emerging technologies. She was formerly CEO of BITS, a financial services consortium and non-profit industry association from 1997 to 2007. Prior to BITS, she was a senior executive for Dun and Bradstreet, Citicorp, and CBS, focusing on development of technology based products, services and strategies. She sits on a number of non-profit boards including the University of Missouri Research and Development Committee, International Folk Art Alliance, Appleseed New Mexico, which she chairs, Communities in Schools, Lensic Performing Arts Center, Museum of New Mexico Foundation, Women Corporate Directors, and the National Foundation for Credit Counseling. She is co-chair of the University of Missouri Capital Campaign Committee and she received an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from the University of Missouri in 2005. She is the author of four books. She served on the board of Stewart Title Guaranty Company and Houlihan Lokey, and continues to serve on the board of Synovus Financial Corporation and Analytics Pros. Ms. Allen joined our Board in May 2009 and chairs our Security Committee. She also serves as a member of our Energy Resources and Environmental, Public Policy and Corporate Reputation, and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees.

Paul Barbas

Mr. Paul M. Barbas is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Barbas, who is currently retired, last served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of DPL Inc., a midsize utility in Dayton, Ohio, and its principal subsidiary, The Dayton Power and Light Company, from 2006 to 2011. DPL Inc. was acquired by AES Corporation in 2011.

James Cicconi

Mr. James W. Cicconi is Independent Director of the Company. 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. In 2016, he was appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce to the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Digital Economy Board of Advisors.

Raymond Palacios

Mr. Raymond Palacios, Jr., is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Palacios is president of Bravo Cadillac, a car dealership, in El Paso, Texas and Bravo Chevrolet Cadillac, a car dealership in Las Cruces, New Mexico.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 for Economic 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. 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 (a predecessor to Apollo Global Management) 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 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 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 the Company. 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 forty 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 and audit and compensation committees of private companies Ravn Air Group, Inc. and World Kitchen, Inc. Mr. Wertheimer also serves on the board of Moosejaw Inc. and serves as a board advisor at Inspirato, LLC. Mr. Wertheimer has been a director of the Company since 1996 and serves as Chairman of our Energy Resources and Environmental Committee.

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