Patricia K. Vincent-Collawn
Chairperson, President and CEO
Patricia (Pat) Vincent-Collawn is Chairperson, President and CEO of PNM Resources and PNM, and Chairman and CEO of TNMP, having previously served as the President and Chief Operating Officer (2008-2010) and as Utilities President (2007-2008) of PNM Resources. Ms. Collawn has more than 25 years of utility and energy industry experience, having also served as President and CEO of Public Service Company of Colorado, an Xcel Energy, Inc. subsidiary. She was also President of Customer and Field Operations at Xcel Energy, managing a 6,500-person operation responsible for electric and gas distribution and transmission for 1.1 million gas customers and 3.2 million electric customers across 10 states.
Ms. Collawn serves as a director of Equitrans Midstream Corporation, a NYSE-listed midstream services company servicing areas in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia. Ms. Collawn also serves as a director of CTS Corporation, a NYSE-listed global designer and manufacturer of sensors, actuators and electronic components, with plans to step down from this role as promptly as practicable while minimizing disruption in leadership during the COVID-19 outbreak. In this role, she serves as chairman of the compensation committee and as a member of its nominating and governance committee.
Ms. Collawn also serves on the boards of directors of Nuclear Electric Insurance Limited, EEI, and EPRI. From 2017-2018, Ms. Collawn served as the first female Chairman of the board of directors of EEI, a national association of investor-owned electric companies, having previously served as the organization’s Vice Chairman since 2015. In 2019, Ms. Collawn was awarded the EEI Distinguished Leadership Award by her peers for her significant contributions and ongoing commitments to the electric power industry, including leading on major policy issues such as tax reform, wildfire mitigation, and climate change. EEI develops programs to drive change in the electric power industry and communities they serve to deliver safe, reliable, affordable and cleaner energy, including facilitating the smart city revolution to help drive efficiencies, improve sustainability, and enhance quality of life. Ms. Collawn served in 2017 and 2019 as Chairman of EPRI, an independent, non-profit center for public interest energy and environmental research, including sustainability and carbon reduction matters for the electric industry. Under her leadership, PNM became the first U.S. investor-owned utility to set the earliest goal of 100% carbon-free generation by 2040.
Ms. Collawn currently serves as chairman of New Mexico Partnership, the official statewide economic development organization for locating businesses in New Mexico, following appointment by the Governor in 2015. She is former chairman of the Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce, Kirtland Partnership Committee and of United Way of Central New Mexico. She is also a former member of the Economic Advisory Council for the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. Ms. Collawn earned her M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.