Vice President of Customer Energy Solutions Deborah Kimberly joined Austin Energy in January 2013. This division is responsible for the utility’s energy efficiency and demand response programs, green building program, advanced transportation, market analytics, and key accounts, which serves Austin Energy’s largest customers.
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. Most recently, she was 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.
Kimberly serves on the program advisory committee of the Consortium for Energy Efficiency and is an executive sponsor of the Austin Energy Pecan Street Working Group and the Texas Fuel Independence Project. She also is a new board member of SPEER, the South-Central Partnership for Energy Efficiency as a Resource. While in Arizona, Kimberly served on the board of directors of the Maricopa Health Foundation and the Desert Foothills Habitat for Humanity Chapter.
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.