The CPS Energy board on Monday voted to recommend a local economic development leader for a position on the electric and gas utility’s board.
Steen will take over board leadership from former chairman Edward Kelley, who said he will remain on the board for another year.
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.