Theresa Y. Quiroz was named Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Rio Grande Electric Cooperative, Inc., effective July 20, 2022. With her appointment, Quiroz becomes the 7th CEO in the 77-year-old Cooperative’s history, and the first woman to hold the position. Ms. Quiroz has served as Interim CEO since March 1, 2022. Prior to her appointment as Interim CEO, Quiroz was Chief Operating Officer (COO) for approximately 5 years. She brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience, having held various positions at the Cooperative throughout her career of over 20 years.
“Theresa is the perfect person to assume the helm of the Cooperative,” said RGEC Board President Tim Edwards, “Her proven leadership skills, and vast working knowledge of the Co-op’s operational and financial practices will serve the membership well. She is forward-thinking, but has a reverence for all that has gone into making Rio Grande what it is today.”
Due to publishing schedules, the August edition had already gone to press when the board resolution naming Ms. Quiroz CEO was made.