The Leadership of Sharyland Utilities
Hunter Hunt is chairman of Sharyland Utilities, L.P.
Hunt is also CEO of Hunt Consolidated Energy, LLC, and co-CEO of its holding company, Hunt Consolidated, Inc. He oversees the operations of Hunt Oil Company, Hunt Power, and the other energy activities of the Ray L. Hunt family of Dallas, Texas. Hunt Oil Company was founded in 1934 by H.L. Hunt and is one of the largest privately-owned energy companies in the world, engaging in exploration and production as well as LNG. Hunt is also engaged in refining, development of energy technologies and developing renewable energy projects.
Hunter Hunt has led the efforts to expand the energy focus of the Hunt affiliation of companies to include the electric power industry. He established Hunt Power in 1998 to develop and invest in entrepreneurial opportunities in the electric and gas utility infrastructure industries. In 1999, he created Sharyland Utilities, L.P., as a regulated electric utility within Texas. Sharyland was the first greenfield utility created in the United States since the late 1960’s. Over the years, Hunt Power and its subsidiaries have worked closely with Sharyland Utilities on a variety of innovative projects, including: the development of the first commercial interconnection between the electrical grids of Texas and Mexico; the development and construction of approximately 300 miles of new transmission infrastructure in the Texas Panhandle and South Plains as part of the Texas Competitive Renewable Energy Zone (CREZ) process; and the creation of Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) for electric and natural gas transmission and distribution assets.
Prior to joining Hunt Consolidated, Hunt worked with the investment bank Morgan Stanley for eight years, both in corporate finance and commodity trading. He also took a leave of absence from the Hunt organization in 1999 and 2000 to work for the George W. Bush campaign for President, where he served in the Policy Group focusing on energy, taxes, and the budget.
Hunt graduated from Southern Methodist University summa cum laude, earning bachelor of science degrees with honors in both economics and political science. He serves in several capacities at SMU, including serving on the Engineering School’s Executive Board. He is also co-founder of the Hunter and Stephanie Hunt Institute of Engineering and Humanity, which focuses on bringing innovative technological and business solutions to the global poor.
President & Chief Executive Officer
David Campbell is president & chief executive officer of Sharyland Utilities, L.P.
Campbell is also president of Hunt Utility Services and president and chief executive officer of InfraREIT. Prior to joining InfraREIT in 2014, Campbell was president and chief operating officer of Bluescape Resources, an independent resource and investment company based in Dallas, Texas. Before that, he served as chief executive officer of Luminant, a competitive power generation subsidiary of EFH (previously TXU). Campbell originally joined TXU Corp. in 2004 as executive vice president of corporate planning, strategy and risk and became chief financial officer of TXU Corp. in early 2006. Before TXU, he was a principal in the Dallas office of McKinsey & Company, where he led the Texas and Southern Region hubs of McKinsey’s corporate finance and strategy practice. From 2010 to 2012, Campbell served as a board member for the National Nuclear Accrediting Board and the Electric Power Research Institute.
Campbell earned a Bachelor of Arts from Yale University and a Juris Doctorate from Harvard Law School. Also, he graduated with a Master’s degree from Oxford University, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar.
Senior Vice President
Greg Boggs is senior vice president of Sharyland Utilities, L.P.
His responsibilities include the oversight of customer service, distribution systems, resources, distribution design. Boggs has over twenty-six years of experience in the electric utility industry which includes the development, negotiation and implementation of contracts and amendments for bulk power sales and bulk power transmission services. He also participated on resource planning teams that included analysis of new generation, along with oversight of wholesale customers on issues which related to billing, tariffs, transmission agent agreements, fuel, and rates.
Boggs came to Sharyland Utilities from Xcel Energy and earned his bachelor’s degree from Texas Tech University.
BJ Flowers is vice president of Customer Care and Organizational Effectiveness for Sharyland Utilities, L.P.
She has over thirty years’ experience in management, consulting, and information technology in the Electric, Oil and Gas, and Government sectors. During 1999-2002, BJ worked with other Electric Reliability Council of Texas Market Participants on the design of the Retail Market for Electric Competition. In addition to her work with TAC, RMS, TXSET, and Market Sync workshops, Flowers was the first chair of the Commercial Operations Subcommittee.
In her tenure with a Retail Electric Provider, Flowers was responsible for advocating initiatives in support of corporate goals utilizing relationship management. Her management experience includes implementing and supporting large and small CIS Systems, Web Technology, IVR, EDI, and Business Intelligence. BJ joined Sharyland Utilities, in the spring of 2013 to lead their move to competition project.
Flowers received her bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Oklahoma State University.
Senior Vice President
Ralph Goodlet is senior vice president of regulatory affairs for Sharyland Utilities, L.P.
He is responsible for monitoring and maintaining compliance with regulatory requirements in multiple jurisdictions for Hunt Transmission Services and affiliated companies, including Sharyland Utilities. Goodlet previously worked for GDS Associates as a senior project manager for 10 years. While at GDS, he assisted Hunt Power in obtaining approval to form the first new electric utility in Texas in more than 30 years. During his 10-year tenure at GDS, Goodlet provided regulatory and litigation support for clients in proceedings to establish rates and policies for regulated utilities. Additionally, he has been active in activities to implement deregulation of electric utilities in Texas and has provided assistance to the government of India involving efforts to privatize electric utilities in that country.
Goodlet began his work in regulation with the Public Utility Commission of Texas as a staff accountant in the telecommunications division. His responsibilities included the evaluation of utility filings and analysis of financial information. While at the Commission, Goodlet was instrumental in the development of an annual filing to assist the Commission staff in efforts to monitor the earnings of utilities. Goodlet received a bachelor of business administration in accounting from Texas Tech University and a master of business administration from Southwest Texas State University. He has testified before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the Public Utility Commission of Texas, the Delaware Public Service Commission and in Federal District Court.
Additionally, he has served on the Texas State Society of CPAs Conference Committee for Natural Gas, Telecommunications and Electric Industry. He is a licensed CPA in Texas.
Mark Meyer is vice president of Sharyland Utilities, L.P.
His responsibilities include oversight of the construction of all transmission facilities for Sharyland as well as contracts management and procurement activities supporting the transmission construction. Meyer joined Sharyland as a Project Manager in 2008 to manage Sharyland’s portion of Texas’ 345kv CREZ transmission system in the Panhandle and South Plains regions of the state, which consisted of 300 miles of 345kV transmission line and the construction of four new generation collection stations. In that capacity, Meyer was responsible for directing all activities of the project including routing, land acquisition, engineering, design, procurement and construction. Sharyland’s portion of the statewide initiative was completed under budget and on schedule.
Meyer came to Sharyland from Hunt Power, a Sharyland affiliate, where, as Director of Engineering and Field Services, he was responsible for the development and deployment of engineering and execution strategies and tactics to support the company’s business focusing on large industrial and utility scale energy efficiency and cost reduction programs. Including his career with Sharyland, Meyer has over twenty-five years of experience in various engineering, construction and project management roles with companies such as Johnson Controls, Inc. and EMCOR Group, focusing primarily on high-value capital projects in the energy and industrial market sectors.
He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Southern Indiana.
Daniel Price is vice president for Sharyland Utilities, L.P.
Prior to joining Sharyland Utilities, Price was a principal at EquityMetrix, a provider of financial services to oil and gas companies. In this role, he designed geospatial, data mining, and financial analysis database products. He also led operations and information technology groups, including client engagements. Price was formerly vice president of Hunt Power during the creation of Sharyland Utilities. He led efforts in load forecasting, power procurement, automatic meter reading technologies, and customer service.
In addition, he was president of MeterSmart, a Hunt Power subsidiary. As such, he directed product and service offerings centered around meter products and interval data services. He was also formerly part of the power generation group at Texas New Mexico Power. He developed load forecast models, power and provided technical support for the power trading group. He also negotiated purchased power contracts and transmission interconnect agreements. Price has also been involved with developing renewable energy projects, including the development of project financials, sourcing opportunities, and contract negotiation (off-take agreements, EPC contracts, and interconnect agreements).
Price received a B.S. in Physics from the University of Texas at Arlington.
Paul Schulze is vice president of public affairs for Sharyland Utilities, L.P.
He provides public affairs support and is responsible for government affairs activities on behalf of the Hunt affiliation of companies. He also serves as director of government affairs for Hunt Consolidated, Inc. Prior to joining Hunt, Schulze spent almost nine years in Washington, D.C., working on and around Capitol Hill. During his time in D.C., he served as legislative assistant to Congressman Sam Johnson of Texas, as federal liaison for the Texas Education Agency, and later as legislative director and then chief of staff to Congressman John Culberson of Texas. A native of Austin, Schulze has also worked in the Texas Legislature.
Schulze is a 2009 Marshall Memorial Fellow and currently serves on the board of directors for the Gulf Coast Power Association. Schulze received a bachelor of arts in government from the University of Texas at Austin and a master of business administration from the University of Maryland.
Chief Financial Officer
Greg Wilks is chief financial officer for Sharyland Utilities, L.P.
He is responsible for managing all of the finance and accounting functions of Sharyland Utilities and its subsidiaries. He has 25 years of corporate finance experience. Wilks was formerly senior vice president and chief financial officer for InfraREIT Capital Partners, LLC where he played a critical role in the creation of Sharyland Distribution and Transmission Services (SDTS) and the Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) that holds Sharyland’s transmission and distribution assets.
His experience also includes various financial positions with Energy Future Holdings/TXU Corp. and Central and South West Corporation. Wilks received his master of business administration from Southern Methodist University.