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Ortiz takes new role at El Paso Electric


El Paso Electric (EPE) announces Jennifer Ortiz as the newest Government Affairs Specialist. Jennifer joins a strong government affairs team and will partner with all stakeholders in EPE’s southern New Mexico service area that stretches from Anthony to Hatch.

"We are pleased to announce that Jennifer Ortiz has been promoted to Government Affairs Specialist in the Regulatory and Government Affairs Department. In this role, Jennifer will be responsible for representing the company in its interactions with local and state government representatives, community and business groups, and other external stakeholders on matters related to programs, services, policy, legislation, and regulatory issues,” said James Schichtl, Vice President of Regulatory and Governmental Affairs. “Jennifer will also be responsible for developing and maintaining strong relationships with external and internal stakeholders and assisting in the development and implementation of strategies that will move this region forward.”

A lifelong resident of Las Cruces, Ortiz is a proud graduate of Las Cruces High School and New Mexico State University and her career at EPE has spanned nine years. Jennifer is also actively involved in her community and is a Distinguished Honors Graduate of the Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce's Leadership Las Cruces program. In her free time, Jennifer enjoys spending time with her daughter and her dog, Sadie, and loves taking road trips and attending concerts.