CPS Energy outgoing President and CEO talks with journalists about his departure. Photo by Scott Ball.

True Story: Now Beneby Not Returning to CPS Energy

Doyle Beneby, who left CPS Energy in October 2015 to lead an international renewable energy company, withdrew his name from consideration as CPS Energy’s CEO on Saturday, only one day after news broke that he was returning to his former executive position at the energy utility.

Outgoing CPS Energy Board Chair Nora Chavez receives a hug from her two-year-old grandson Noah. Photo by Scott Ball.

CPS Energy Board Elects New Chair and Trustee Amid Search for CEO

Monday marked Nora Chavez’s last day as presiding chair of CPS Energy’s board of trustees and initiated a shuffling of board leadership for the nation’s largest publicly owned gas and electric utility. 
Former Vice Chair Ed Kelley, a San Antonio native who retired as president and CEO of USAA Real Estate in 2005, was unanimously elected by the board to take over as chair and Trustee Derrick Howard, executive director of Freeman Coliseum, will now serve as vice chair. 
As vice chair, Kelley was already actively involved in the search process to find a new CEO.