Media Release, Xcel Energy:
Kathryn Coppinger of Amarillo has been named a key account manager working with Xcel Energy’s large commercial and industrial customers in the company’s Texas and New Mexico service area.
“Kathryn has a strong operations and organizational background, and her knowledge of Xcel Energy’s
regional system will be invaluable for the customers she is now serving,” said Justin Smiley, director for
Xcel Energy’s Texas-New Mexico Business Customer Relations group. “We are expecting a lot of growth
from this customer group and we are excited about the team we’ve brought together to deliver the
solutions our customers need to be successful.”
Coppinger is a native of Amarillo and a graduate of Amarillo High School and West Texas A&M
University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in business management. She started her career as a
surgical assistant in the dental field and eventually became office manager of a successful dental practice in Amarillo. In 2015, she changed careers by taking a job at Xcel Energy as an administrative assistant and became an operations program manager in the company’s contracting organization in 2016.
Karli Pigg of Lubbock has been named a key account manager working with Xcel Energy’s large commercial and industrial customers in the company’s Texas and New Mexico service area.
“Karli has a strong engineering background and brings extensive experience working with our oilfield
customers,” said Justin Smiley, director for Xcel Energy’s Texas-New Mexico Business Customer
Relations group. “Much of her previous work has focused specifically on the energy sector in
southeastern New Mexico, and her knowledge of the oil and gas industry will be especially valuable to our team and to the customers we serve.”
Pigg is a native of Amarillo and a graduate of Texas Tech University where she earned a Bachelor of
Science degree in mechanical engineering. She started her career in the manufacturing industry where
she gained process development skills and joined Xcel Energy four years ago as an engineer in
Distribution Design. While at Xcel Energy, she obtained her engineer-in-training certification after passing the Fundamentals of Engineering exam and is currently studying to become a professional engineer.
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