AWE in the News

AWE Boardmember Julie Parsley Named One of Austin’s Best CEOs

ABJ Staff - Austin Business Journal - Oct. 3, 2019 Imagine in your mind's eye a Central Texas nonprofit — do you think of an electrical utility providing power to thousands of customers spread across the Hill Country? Perhaps not. But Pedernales Electric Cooperative Inc. is a nonprofit, and a successful one at that. It [...]

New CEO takes over at Hill Country power provider Pedernales, one of nation’s largest co-ops

Pedernales Electric Cooperative Inc., the Johnson City-based electricity provider that supplies swaths of the Hill Country and Austin suburbs with power, has a new CEO — the first woman to hold the post in the organization's nearly 80-year history. The nonprofit co-op's board of directors voted Oct. 26 to name JulieParsley as chief executive. She [...]

In Remembrance of Karen R. Johnson

One of our esteemed AWE Board Members, Karen R. Johnson, passed away on June 5, 2016.  She was a devoted wife, loving mother, caring mentor, and dear friend to many. Karen was a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and St. Mary’s Law School, and she served in many roles throughout her forty-year [...]

El Paso Electric Appoints Mary Kipp as CEO

EL PASO, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The El Paso Electric Company (EPE) (NYSE:EE) Board of Directors announces that Mary Kipp, President of EPE, has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer (CEO), today, December 15, 2015. Thomas V. Shockley, who has served as CEO for EPE since 2012, has fulfilled his contract and will continue to play a vital […]

Becky Motal Speaks with TexasInsider.org

“There are a lot of women in this industry. To have an organization that helps women know what the issues are, introduces them to the people they need to meet and network … I thought, nothing better could I do than give back some of what I’ve learned in 40 years of my professional career in the energy & power industries,” said Becky Motal of her new position as president & Chairman of the Board for the Association of Women in Energy.

Motal has much to share about the growing number of women in the Oil & Gas Industry.

Power Matters Conference debuts in Omaha Oct. 14

Professional women in energy meet to discuss the value of diverse fuel resources Today’s energy industry is abuzz with debate over how to address climate change, increase the use of wind and solar, help customers generate their own electricity, and continue to provide enough power to keep industries and traffic lights operating twenty-four hours a […]

Ex-LCRA manager thrives at nonprofit

When Becky Motal announced her retirement as general manager of the Lower Colorado River Authority effective at the end of last year, most anybody who knew her likely had the same thought: This will never last. Sure enough, in February she was named president and chairman of the Association of Women in Energy, a relatively […]