Join our moderator Kirsten Skeehan ’82 in this panel discussion about power and our choices going forward with Jessica Matlock USCGA ’97 and Lindsay Robinson ’06.
Jessica is CEO of La Plata Electric Association (LPEA), a utility in Colorado, and its first female CEO in the company’s 80-year history. Under her leadership, Matlock is helping LPEA transition to a clean energy company and a “utility of the future.”
Prior to this role, Matlock served as a member of the executive leadership team at the nation’s 11th largest public utility from 2006 to 2019. Her last role was serving as the Assistant General Manager of Customer, Energy Services, and External Relations where she was responsible for directing the customer engagement, legislative and policy strategy for the company, and developing and implementing the utility’s solar, electric vehicle, and demand response programs. Prior to this, Jessica worked as an energy expert for the U.S. Senate and also held a number of positions with the Bonneville Power Administration (one of the U.S.’s power marketing administrations).
Jessica recently created and is the co-Chair of NRECA’s first Women in Power group. She has served in various board and leadership positions for the Large Public Power Council, National Hydropower Association, American Public Power Association, the Alliance to Save Energy, Washington State Clean Technology Alliance, and GridForward. Jessica has also testified and advised the U.S. Congress and the Executive Branch on renewable energy and cyber security challenges related to the electric grid.
Craig Washington, Vice President for Engagement at the Alumni Association will be participating in our next Town Hall meeting on 10 June, Thursday at 1900 EDT. Craig will be presenting on the new Alumni Center, showing the various capabilities of the Center, the surrounding grounds, and discuss “Naming Opportunities” available. This is the first look inside the center, and the plans for this multi-functional building.
Please join the USNA Alumni Association Women’s Shared Interest Group Thursday, April 22 to learn and talk about challenges, solutions, and tips for “Work-Life Balance.”
Jill Richards (USNA ’94) – a Doctor of Acupuncture, business owner, Navy Commander with the Office of Naval Research, wife, and mother – will share some practical tips about caring for oneself when balancing all of the other responsibilities each of us face. Then, we’ll have a chance in small groups to share and discuss our hard-won wisdom about work-life balance struggles or solutions while getting to know your fellow SIG members a little better.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Registration is limited to the first 100 people so please sign up soon.
We hope to see you there.