Tessa Doehrman Schmidtzinsky
Tessa Schmidtzinsky represents PEC as the strategic growth manager, working with community leaders and area organizations to aid in facilitating economic development and business growth for the PEC service area. Joining PEC in 2007, she has served the membership through community engagement, government relations, and economic development. She is a board director for the National Rural Economic Development Association (NREDA), is active in Texas Economic Development Association (TEDC), holds a certification in Professional Community and Economic Developer (PCED), and is a certified facilitator. She attended Texas State University – San Marcos and received Bachelor of Liberal Arts in Public Administration in 2005 and a Masters of Public Administration 2007.
Dawn Southwell joined PEC in 2017 and serves as the commercial and industrial account manager overseeing the development and implementation of partnerships with large commercial and industrial members on account management, energy management, power quality, energy programs, business growth, and project development. During her time with PEC she has contributed towards the successful development and management of the Key Accounts program serving PEC’s commercial members who make up over $65 million in revenue for the cooperative. She received her Bachelor of Liberal Arts Degree in Communications from University of Texas–San Antonio and brings over 15 years of utility experience to the PEC team.