Pat’s extensive utility experience has helped her guide PNM Resources through a transformation from a partially deregulated entity into a pure electric utility, with a clear focus on reliability, safety and sustainability. She also has helped lead the company through development of strategies to meet growing requirements for renewable energy, along with completion of significant investments in existing plants and infrastructure.
Pat joined PNM Resources in 2007 and served originally as Utilities President, overseeing the daily operations for PNM and Texas-New Mexico Power. In 2008, she transitioned to the role of President and Chief Operating Officer. Pat became the President and CEO of PNM Resources in March, 2010 and Chairman of the Board in January 2011.
Before joining PNM Resources, Pat served as president and CEO of Public Service Company of Colorado, a subsidiary of Xcel Energy. Her previous roles at Xcel Energy included President, Customer and Field Operations; President, Retail Services; and Vice President, Marketing and Sales. Pat also served as Vice President of Marketing and Sales for Arizona Public Service Company.
Pat is very involved in the local and state community to support economic vitality. She has also committed a significant amount of time to the utility industry. She is chair of the Kirtland Partnership Committee. She is a community board member of Wells Fargo of New Mexico and the Economic Forum of Albuquerque. Pat is a member of the executive committee and the board of directors for both the Edison Electric Institute and the Electric Power Research Institute, where she also chairs the governance and nominating committee. She is a member of the executive committee and board of directors for CTS Corporation (NYSE: CTS), where she serves on the nominating and governance committee and chairs the compensation committee.
Pat holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism (magna cum laude) from Drake University and an MBA from Harvard University.