Cheryl Mele

VP, Customer Care & Corporate Communications
El Paso Electric

Prior to joining EPE in February 2021, much of her career was with Austin Energy, a municipally owned electric utility serving the City of Austin, Texas. While at Austin Energy, Cheryl held roles of increasing responsibility from engineer, to Director of System Operations, then on to Deputy General Manager and Chief Operating Officer. Cheryl later became the Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), then returned briefly to Austin Energy to serve as the Interim Vice President of Regulatory Affairs.

Cheryl also serves as an Executive Board Member for the Texas Energy Poverty Research Institute, Boy Scouts of America, and the Association of Women in Energy.

Cheryl is a Texas-registered professional engineer, completed the utility executive program at the University of Idaho, and received her BS in mechanical engineering from Union College in Schenectady, New York.