- Born in Dallas, TX
- Resident of Northlake for 3 years
- CoServ Member for 3 years
- Married for 10 years; 3 children
- Crandall High School, 1996
- University of North Texas – Bachelor of Applied Arts & Sciences, 2003
- FINRA Series 7 securities license
- FINRA Series 66 securities license
- Community Partners of Dallas
- CoServ Board of Directors – District 7
- UNT Mean Green Letterman’s Association Board Member – 2 years
*Briefly, what is your business experience?
- Financial Advisor – 17 years
Please explain why you are interested in serving on the CoServ Electric Board of Directors.
Since being appointed to fulfill the remaining term of longtime CoServ Electric Board member Curtis Tally, who retired last year, I have found the utility business to be interesting. During my first few months, I have learned a great deal and now I look forward to hopefully continuing my service to CoServ and its Members. Our industry faces many challenges, but the current board has a great sense of commitment to guide and protect its CoServ Members while providing safe, reliable and affordable electric service. I want to remain a part of this group and continue to serve my community.
What qualities do you possess that would make you an asset to the CoServ Electric Board of Directors and its Members?
With a background in collegiate team sports, I understand the importance of teamwork, leadership and governance. These are important qualities an effective Board must have in order to properly serve its Members. Additionally, my career has prepared me to protect our Members and work in their best interest. As a financial advisor my work revolves around fiduciary responsibility and acting in the best interest of my clients. I will continue to carry these same values to my role as Director.
What do you feel is CoServ Electric’s biggest challenge?
Based on my recent experience as a member of the Board, I see two main challenges facing CoServ and its Members. The first being meeting the demands of the substantial membership growth across our service area. As our service area continues to see tremendous Member growth, it will take an effective team to guide through these challenges. The biggest hurdle still remains to be the after-effects of the winter storm of February 2021. Winter Storm Uri put an enormous strain on the Texas electric grid resulting in rotating outages throughout the state, and has brought continued challenges for CoServ. As we navigate the effects of scarcity of pricing, Winter Storm Uri, and Brazos Electric’s resulting bankruptcy, we are also faced with pending legislative input and tough decisions remain to be made. Even with these current and future challenges, CoServ will remain committed to its Members to provide safe, reliable and affordable electric service.
Please describe how you feel CoServ Electric is performing in its service to its Members and what you hope to contribute to its success.
CoServ Electric continues to be a leader in providing safe, reliable and affordable electric service to its Members. I feel very confident that CoServ will continue and succeed in doing so, while protecting the best interest of our member territories. The leadership and member-first approach of our CEO and executive team trickles down to all CoServ employees. I have witnessed first hand how CoServ and its Board members interact with employees and the positive effects. One example is our outside linemen who have earned statewide acclaim for their effective and efficient work. Another area that continues to thrive is our Charitable Foundation. Every year it distributes over one million dollars to deserving charities, cities and schools. This is all funded by our generous members who participate in Operation Roundup. I am very proud to be a member of the Board and the work I have been involved in thus far. There will always be challenges, but I am confident our Board will continue being active and engaged while working closely with CoServ’s leadership team. And I will do my part as a member of the Board to best represent the interests of its Members.
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