February 27, 2023

SPP names new senior vice president of finance and chief financial officer

LITTLE ROCK, ARK. — Southwest Power Pool (SPP) announced it has selected Deborah Sterzing as senior vice president and chief financial officer (CFO), effective March 13. Sterzing will replace SPP’s former CFO Tom Dunn, who retired in December 2022.

“After an extensive nationwide search, I’m pleased to welcome Deborah Sterzing to the SPP team,” said Barbara Sugg, SPP president and chief executive officer. “Her strategic, financial and regulatory expertise will ensure SPP has the organizational readiness necessary to lead our industry to a brighter future.”

As senior vice president of finance and chief financial officer, Sterzing is responsible for developing and executing the overall financial strategy aligned to SPP’s vision and objectives. She will oversee the financial settlement of all transactions occurring under the SPP tariff, serve as the primary risk management officer and lead SPP’s accounting, settlements and credit departments.

“I am thrilled to be joining the executive leadership team at SPP,” Sterzing said. “I look forward to bringing my diverse experience in the energy industry to be a strategic financial partner with the CEO, board of directors and organization, with the goal of enabling the best outcomes for our members and stakeholders.”

Sterzing has more than 20 years of experience in finance and electric industry financial planning. She most recently served as senior vice president and chief financial officer at Wind Energy Transmission Texas (WETT), where she led the utility’s finance, accounting, treasury, regulatory, risk governance and contract teams. Before her role at WETT, she held financial roles at Cognitive Scale, Citigroup, High Bridge Energy Development, Skaia Energy, LLC, Green Mountain Energy and General Electric. Sterzing has a master’s degree in business administration from Carnegie Mellon University and bachelor’s degree in political science from Colorado College.

Derek Wingfield, 501-614-3394, dwingfield@spp.org