Learn about Executive Team for Transmission Services Corporation, including our Office of Investor Relations, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.
Phil Wilson became LCRA's 11th general manager on Feb. 3, 2014. LCRA's general manager serves as the organization's chief executive officer and carries out LCRA Board policy, manages LCRA's relationships with its customers and stakeholders, appoints and directs executive staff, and oversees projects and operations that support LCRA's public service mission.
Prior to joining LCRA, Wilson was executive director of the Texas Department of Transportation. Under the direction of the Texas Transportation Commission, he managed, directed and implemented TxDOT policies, programs and operating strategies. He also represented TxDOT before the Texas Legislature and other entities. Before joining TxDOT in 2011, Wilson served as senior vice president of Public Affairs and as a corporate officer for Luminant, Texas' largest electric generation company. In 2007, then-Gov. Rick Perry appointed Wilson as Texas' 106th Secretary of State. In that position, he was the chief elections officer and the chief international protocol officer for Texas. Wilson also served as chair of the Governor's Competitiveness Council and on the Texas Border Security Council.
Wilson serves as the immediate past chair of the Board of Directors of the Austin Chamber of Commerce, in addition to serving on the chamber's executive committee. He served as past chair of the chamber's Opportunity Austin initiative. Wilson also serves on the boards of the Large Public Power Council and Texas Public Power Association. Wilson has a Master of Business Administration from Southern Methodist University and a bachelor's degree from Hardin-Simmons University.
Kristen Senechal oversees LCRA’s transmission business. Before joining LCRA, Kristen was director of Strategic Planning at CenterPoint Energy. In this role, she led the strategic planning process at the corporate, business unit and functional levels. She supported growth initiatives and emerging business opportunities, provided internal consulting services, evaluated merger and acquisition opportunities, coordinated the capital commitment review process, and developed business cases for major initiatives and capital commitments. Kristen also held additional roles at CenterPoint in its Regulated Operations Strategy and Treasury departments. Kristen earned her Master of Business Administration from the Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston. She also holds a doctorate in molecular biology and, prior to turning her attention to the energy industry, spent 10 years conducting research at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Baylor College of Medicine and MD Anderson Cancer Center.
Jim Travis is responsible for the financial management of LCRA. He oversees accounting, capital and financial planning, finance, investor relations, and treasury activities, as well as the financial oversight and compliance related to energy trading and hedging. Since joining LCRA in 1992, Jim has served as controller, manager of planning and treasurer, in addition to leading risk management activities. Prior to joining LCRA, Jim held various positions in finance, audit and accounting with Tenneco Inc., an international energy and manufacturing company. Jim holds a Master of Business Administration from The University of Texas at Austin and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Texas A&M University. He is a Certified Public Accountant.