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Tuesday, April 30th
Puerto Rico Convention Center
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Jose F. Ortiz Vázquez

Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority
Chief Executive Office
On July 18, 2018 the Governor of Puerto Rico, Honorable RIcardo Rosselló Nevarez, together with the New Governing Board, announced the selection of electrical engineer José F. Ortiz Vázquez, as the new Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of PREPA.

Ortiz officially assumed command of PREPA on Monday July 23, 2018. Ortiz is recognized as a dynamic, result-driven executive with a strong track record of performance driving organizational culture changes.

Ortiz has held critical leadership roles within the Puerto RIco Government under administrations of both major political parties in the Island, demonstrating the capacity to put politics aside, exercise independent judgment and put the People of Puerto Rico first.

Ortiz was Chairman of the Governing Board of PREPA from 2011-2013. Under his chairmanship, PREPA conducted significant investments in critical infrastructure such as converting generation units to natural gas. Furthermore, his leadership also led to the first utility scales renewable energy projects in Puerto Rico.