Vice President, Customer Energy Solutions and Corporate Communications

Deborah Kimberly joined Austin Energy in January 2013. Customer Energy Solutions is responsible for the utility’s energy efficiency and demand response programs, customer solar and renewable subscription offerings, green building program, advanced transportation, market analytics and key accounts, which serves Austin Energy’s largest customers.

Ms. Kimberly also manages Corporate Communications for Austin Energy, including Public Information and Marketing Communications. These areas promote the utility’s promise of being customer driven and community focused while bringing visibility to all the services and programs offered to customers.

Ms. Kimberly has worked in the utility industry for more than 30 years and spent more than 22 years at the Salt River Project in Central Arizona. She served as Salt River’s director of customer programs and marketing, where she was responsible for energy efficiency product design and implementation; marketing of all products, price plans, and services; measurement and evaluation; and market research. Previous roles included managing Salt River’s financial services and involvement in public policy and strategic planning initiatives.

Ms. Kimberly serves as Chairman of the Board for SPEER (South-Central Partnership for Energy Efficiency as a Resource), and is on the boards of the Pecan Street Inc., the Association of Women in Energy, the Austin Science Education Foundation and is a member of the EPRI Power Delivery Sector Council.

Ms. Kimberly earned a Bachelor of Arts in international relations from Stanford University and a Master’s degree in international management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management in Arizona.

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