10-29-2018 (AUSTIN, TEXAS) The Gulf Coast Power Association (GCPA) Board of Directors is pleased to announce that it has selected Kim Casey as the next Executive Director of the GCPA. Ms. Casey succeeds current Executive Director Tom Foreman when he retires at the end of 2018. Kim is currently the Treasurer and Director of Finance & Regulatory for Electric Transmission Texas, LLC (“ETT”).
“We are extremely excited to select Kim Casey as the next Executive Director of the GCPA,” said Mark
Walker, President of the GCPA Board of Directors. “She has a distinguished career in the electric power
business and has been involved with GCPA for a number of years, including being on the board of
directors from 2000 to 2003.”
Casey is a 30+ year industry veteran of the U.S. natural gas and power industry with in-depth strategic,
financial, regulatory, and commercial management experience. As Treasurer and Director of Finance &
Regulatory for ETT, the joint venture company between American Electric Power and Berkshire
Hathaway Energy Holdings, she is responsible for managing the overall finance, treasury and regulatory
functions for the rapidly growing electric transmission utility. Prior to joining ETT, Casey worked as a
consultant to the power industry in her own consulting practice and also served as a member of the
energy consulting firm, Stratus Energy Group. She was Executive Vice President and a founding partner
of Fulcrum, a nationwide energy management services company and a retail electricity provider in
ERCOT. Prior to Fulcrum, Casey worked as a Senior Director for Dynegy, where she was responsible for
the profit & loss of the Texas power generation portfolio. She also had leadership roles during the
restructuring of the natural gas industry with two major natural gas pipeline companies. She was
involved in the initial drafting of the ERCOT Protocols and previously served on the ERCOT Technical
Advisory Committee, the Board of Directors for the Southwest Power Pool and GCPA. Casey earned a
B.S. in Accounting from Louisiana State University.
Kim Casey said, “I am honored to serve as the next Executive Director of the GCPA. I have been an
active member since 1996 and couldn’t be more excited to work together with the GCPA Board and the
members to continue to build upon its legacy. GCPA has played a unique role in the Gulf Coast region by providing an outstanding forum for networking and education among electric utility professionals. I
look forward to the exciting possibilities of growth in this organization.”
The Gulf Coast Power Association has had three executive directors since it was created in 1986. David
Olver (1989 to 2003) was the first executive director and was instrumental in getting GCPA started. He
was followed by John Stauffacher (2004 to 2012) and then by current executive director Tom Foreman
(2013 to 2018), who announced this past June his intention to retire at the end of 2018.
“Over the past several months, the board has conducted a thorough search process for our new
executive director, and we greatly appreciate the interest and applications from a number of excellent
electric power industry professionals,” said Walker.