• CERAWeek
  • March 18 - 22, 2024

Patricia Collawn

PNM Resources, Inc.

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Ms. Collawn, age 64, a resident of Albuquerque, New Mexico, has more than 30 years of leadership experience in the utility and electric industry. Ms. Collawn is Chair and CEO of PNM Resources. She served as President from 2010 to 2022, and became Chair in 2012. Ms. Collawn is also Chair of PNM and TNMP. Ms. Collawn previously served as COO and as Utilities President of PNM Resources. Ms. Collawn also served as President and CEO of Public Service Company of Colorado, an Xcel Energy, Inc. subsidiary. Ms. Collawn is also a director of Cheniere Energy, Inc., a NYSE-listed energy and liquified natural gas company, serving on its audit and compensation committees. Ms. Collawn previously served as a director of CTS Corporation, a NYSE-listed global designer and manufacturer of sensors, actuators and electronic components, and Evgo, Inc., a NASDAQ- listed company, the nation’s largest public fast charging networks for electric vehicles. Ms. Collawn also serves as Chair of Nuclear Electric Insurance Limited, and is on the board of Edison Electric Institute (EEI) (past Chair). She previously served as Chair of Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI). 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. 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. She is former chairman of the Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce, the Kirtland Partnership Committee, and of United Way of Central New Mexico. Ms. Collawn received a B.A. from Drake University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. Ms. Collawn’s knowledge of our business and the utility industry, her understanding of the complex regulatory structure of the utility industry and her substantial operations experience qualify her to be the Chairman of the Board and enable her to provide valuable perspectives on many issues facing the Company. Ms. Collawn’s service on the Board creates an important link between management and the Board that facilitates decisive and effective leadership. Her leadership role with EEI allows Ms. Collawn to keep the Board up to date on issues facing the entire utility industry, especially with respect to corporate governance, cybersecurity, environmental and sustainability matters, leadership, safety, strategy and technological matters.

Sessions With Patricia Collawn