USNA Women’s SIG STEM Fireside Chat about power with Jessica Matlock USCGA ’97 and Lindsay Robinson ’06.

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.

Lindsay Robinson started her career in the U.S. Navy as a Nuclear Surface Warfare Officer stationed in San Diego on the USS-Benfold (DDG-65), Charleston for power school and prototype, Yokosuka Japan on the USS George Washington (CVN-73), and Honolulu at Cruise Missile Support Activity PacificDuring her 7 years of active duty, she had the opportunity to lead electricians, nuclear mechanics, diesel operators, information technology technicians and electronics technicians.
Following her military career, Lindsay transitioned to the federal government as a Project Manager and Reactor Systems Engineer at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).  While at the NRC, she was also the Vice Chair of the Veterans Network.  Following her time with the federal government, Lindsay transitioned to the private sector where she joined Deutsche Bank as a Vice President engaged in a variety of remediation programs throughout Global Markets, Anti-Financial Crime, Risk, Operations and Procurement Divisions.  She was also the Co-Chair of the Deutsche Bank Veterans Network.  Longing to return to a more tangible career, she shifted to commercial real estate and joined Related Companies as a Project Manager on the Hudson Yards Project as well as the Equinox Hotels Development.  COVID’s economic impact on the hospitality and NYC real estate industries eventually led her to return to her true passion:  nuclear power.  At Oklo, Inc., Lindsay is a manager focused on deployment, design, and reactor operations.
Lindsay holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the U.S. Naval Academy, a Master of Engineering Management from Old Dominion University, and a Master of Business Administration, majoring in Finance, from The Wharton School of the University of

WSIG Town Hall with Craig Washington, VP of Engagement & Communication USNA Alumni Association

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.


April 2021 Town Hall: Work-Life Balance

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.

Please register in advance by CLICKING HERE.

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.

WSIG Book Club: “Black Wings” by Kathleen Toomey Jabs ’88

We will be joined by the author! In this gripping and suspenseful book, Lt. Bridget Donovan undertakes her own investigation into the death of her former roommate in a training exercise where she uncovers an organized campaign of harassment that sabotages reputations and careers.
Book available at Fuze Publishing or on Amazon.   
Please register in advance for this meeting and remember to add the Zoom link to your calendar after registration!
Please email with your questions/comments before the book club date.
If you want to watch via Facebook instead of being on the Zoom meeting, you must be a member of the Women’s SIG Facebook page and you can stream it here: USNA Women’s SIG
Please forward this email to any USNA women’s class list, USNA team women’s group, or individual alumna who is eligible and could be interested!
– Kendra (Herber) Chappell ’94 (temporarily helping out Jennifer (Hogen) Johnson ’97)
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