DENVER–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 5, 2019–Guzman Energy, a wholesale power provider based in Colorado, announced today the hiring of former Colorado Energy Office (CEO) executive director Kathleen Staks as the company’s Director of External Affairs. In this new position, Staks will lead stakeholder engagement, legislative and regulatory affairs, and strategic communications to help Guzman Energy meet its goal of transitioning Colorado and the West into a cleaner, more affordable energy future.
“Kathleen’s extensive experience in engaging with a wide variety of stakeholders, as well as her collaborative approach, make her uniquely qualified to help us continue to identify innovative avenues for expanding energy options in the West,” said Chris Miller, chief operating officer for Guzman Energy. “We are excited to have her join the team and lead these important efforts.”
Under the Hickenlooper Administration, Staks worked to broaden the influence and impact of the CEO, developing and securing bipartisan support for long-term funding for the office while expanding wide-reaching relationships across the energy spectrum. Prior to joining CEO, Staks served as the assistant director for energy and minerals at the Colorado Department of Natural Resources, where she developed and implemented oil and gas and mining policy issues across Colorado in coordination with the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, the Division of Reclamation Mining and Safety, and the Governor’s Office. In addition to her experience at the State, Staks worked at Great Outdoors Colorado as the program director for Parks and Wildlife and Open Space, coordinating and developing policies and grant programs for the benefit of Coloradans through public and private land protection programs.
About Guzman Energy
Guzman Energy is a new kind of energy company, designed specifically to help transition communities to the new energy economy. Their platform is designed around customer choice in power supply, reliability, and sustainability. Headquartered in Denver, Guzman Energy has unique expertise in serving customers in the western United States. To learn more, visit www.GuzmanEnergy.com.
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