In 1987, a group of 10 East Texas electric cooperatives pooled their resources to achieve a common goal: providing safe, reliable, affordable power to their members under the banner of East Texas Electric Cooperative (ETEC).
Today, over 30 years later, ETEC continues to take this mission seriously. Our board members work diligently pursuing a well-balanced, diversified generation portfolio that will provide stability for years to come. We invest in modern, efficient facilities and ensure they meet current environmental standards. And we continue to pursue innovations that will allow for the integration of renewable energy sources while preserving affordability and reliability. ETEC is proud to bring East Texas residents and businesses the power they need to get the most out of life.
The General Counsel serves as part of the Executive Management Team and reports to the Chief Executive Officer. He/She will provide legal advice, direction and assistance to the ETEC CEO and Board of Directors.
Draft and review legal documents, policies and negotiate contracts;
Develop and manage the internal legal strategy and planning for power supply contracts, power distribution, operations, tariffs, relationships, regulations and agreements;
Manage and direct real estate matters, easements and physical facilities arrangements;
Manage and direct litigation support, including discovery responses, witness preparation, strategy, mediation, negotiation and resolution;
Manage and direct regulatory filings;
Attend and participate in Cooperative and Board of Director meetings;
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Extensive knowledge of state and federal statutes and regulations governing cooperatives;
Significant experience as an attorney with a major law firm or corporation;
Be a member in good standing with the Texas Bar of other US jurisdiction.
East Texas Electric Cooperative (ETEC) is an electric cooperative headquartered in Nacogdoches, Texas. ETEC generates and transmits wholesale electricity ultimately to 10 distribution cooperatives that reach over 340,000 homes and businesses. ETEC serves load in the Southwest Power Pool (SPP), the Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) as well as the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT).