Interim CEO Chosen To Continue Leading CPS Energy
CPS Energy has a new President and CEO. Ed Kelley, CPS Energy’s Board of Trustees Chair, today announced that after a nine-month nationwide search, the Board has selected Paula Gold-Williams. Gold-Williams has been serving as interim CEO since November 2015, shortly after Doyle Beneby resigned from the post.
Kelley says, “She is a highly impressive talent known for her inclusive leadership style, her “People First” philosophy, and for building high performing, collaborative teams.”
Prior to being named interim CEO in 2015, Gold-Williams was the Group Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for CPS Energy. She came to the company in 2004.
“I am honored and humbled to have been selected to lead an amazing team of more than 3,000 CPS Energy employees,” Gold-Williams said. “It’s been a privilege to serve our organization in the interim role, and I look forward to continuing down our path of customer service excellence, supporting our diverse workforce, along with innovative and sustainable energy generation and growth.”
The Board approved a base salary of $415,000.