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WASHINGTON, DC – The Electric Power Supply Association (EPSA) Board of Directors has unanimously elected Todd A. Snitchler as EPSA’s next President and Chief Executive Officer. Snitchler will join EPSA on June 1, 2019, for a transition period and become President & CEO on July 1, 2019, following the retirement of John E. Shelk, who has been EPSA’s President & CEO since 2005.
“The EPSA board’s search committee considered many fine candidates to be its next president, but we were impressed with Todd’s strong support for competitive markets and his demonstrated leadership on federal and state issues important to EPSA members,” said Mauricio Gutierrez, outgoing EPSA Chair and President and CEO of NRG Energy.
“The EPSA board is pleased to have Todd coming on to lead the organization. At a time when the integrity of competitive power markets is being tested, Todd’s experience in both federal and state advocacy will be important in preserving the tremendous benefits that our markets have delivered to U.S. consumers,” said Paul Segal, incoming EPSA Chair and Chief Executive Officer of LS Power.
“I am grateful for the opportunity to join EPSA in this leadership role at this critical time in the industry. I look forward to working with EPSA’s members and the larger energy community to defend and support robust, well-functioning markets,” Snitchler said.
Snitchler most recently has been Vice President, Market Development at the American Petroleum Institute (API), where he has led API’s efforts to support the critical role that natural gas plays in power generation. EPSA members are among the largest developers, owners and operators of natural gas-fired power plants in the country, along with renewables, nuclear, coal and emerging technologies. Prior to API, Snitchler was in private law practice in Ohio. He is a former chairman of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio and a former member of the Ohio General Assembly.
Korn Ferry International advised and assisted EPSA in the search for its next President.
In addition to electing Paul Segal as Chair for 2019-2020, the EPSA Board of Directors elected Curt Morgan, President and CEO of Vistra Energy, as EPSA’s Vice Chair and re-elected Mark Sudbey, Chief Executive Officer of Eastern Generation, as EPSA’s Secretary-Treasurer. The EPSA Board also voted to create a new Committee on Cyber and Physical Security to underscore the importance EPSA members place on their responsibilities in these areas.
Launched over 20 years ago, EPSA is the national trade association representing leading independent power producers and marketers. EPSA members provide reliable and competitively priced electricity from environmentally responsible facilities using a diverse mix of fuels and technologies. Power supplied on a competitive basis collectively accounts for 40 percent of the U.S. installed generating capacity. EPSA seeks to bring the benefits of competition to all power customers.