Title: Vice President of Supply Chain (Retired)
Company: CPS Energy
Location: San Antonio, Texas, United States
Martha R. Mitchell, the vice president of supply chain at CPS Energy, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the utilities industry.
Hailing from a wealth of expertise in the field of utilities management, Ms. Mitchell distinguished herself through her role at CPS Energy, a municipal electric corporation serving the city of San Antonio, Texas. In this capacity, she found success from 2004 until her retirement in 2020, during which time she rose from an IT service desk supervisor to roles of increasing responsibility, including as the director of IT operational support and analysis, the director of new programs and services, the senior director of product and portfolio development, the senior director of grid modernization, the vice president of customer success and, ultimately, the vice president of supply chain management. Throughout the course of her career, Ms. Mitchell cultivated her skillset in the areas of business process management, analytics, customer relations, and team building.
Outside of her work at CPS Energy, Ms. Mitchell leverages experience gleaned from several years in the nonprofit sector, having contributed to military families on behalf of the American Red Cross and for the Department of Army in drug and alcohol rehabilitation. She has also served on the boards of such organizations as the Animal Defense League of Texas, Masters Leadership Program of Greater San Antonio, Impact San Antonio, and Leadership Women Texas. Additionally, Ms. Mitchell worked for some time as a case worker whilst in civil service. The lessons she learned in this role would prove to be of great use to her subsequent career in staff management.
Ms. Mitchell initially studied sociology and psychology at Marshall University, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in 1970. Following this accomplishment, she attended the University of Texas at San Antonio, from which she graduated with a Master of Arts in history in 1989. Well-qualified in her field, she also attained a management certificate from the University of Texas at Austin.
In accounting for her success, Ms. Mitchell credits her sense of determination, as well as her drive to excel in an industry that has largely been dominated by men. Among her most prominent achievements, she is particularly proud to have led a project that automated data gathering for CPS Energy, which greatly increased efficiency and permitted a real-time view of how much energy was being consumed in San Antonio. Looking toward the future, Ms. Mitchell may opt to explore new employment opportunities, having received several offers to work as a consultant.
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