Industry & Services >> CEO Interviews >> November 1, 2004


TERRY BASSHAM, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial and Administrative Officer of El Paso Electric Company, oversees the execution of all functions of the Customer and Public Affairs, Treasurer's, Controller's and Information Technology departments. Mr. Bassham previously served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel of EPE. He has been at El Paso Electric since 1996 and has held the positions of General Counsel and Vice President/General Counsel. Before joining El Paso Electric, Mr. Bassham was a shareholder with Clark, Thomas & Winters, PC, where he served as EPE's lead regulatory attorney. Mr. Bassham holds a Bachelor's of Business Administration degree in Accounting from the University of Texas at Arlington and a Juris Doctor degree from St. Mary's University School of Law in San Antonio. He is a member of the Texas Bar Foundation, the El Paso Bar Association and the American Bar Association. Profile
TWST: Would you begin with a brief historical sketch of El Paso Electric

and then give us a picture of things as they are now at the company?

Mr. Bassham: El Paso Electric is a