HOUSTON – Oct 25, 2016The Energy Professionals Association (TEPA), announced Andrew Barth, Exec. Vice President at Incite Energy, has been appointed as the National Board President and Huston Able, Exec. Vice President and Partner at Choice Energy Services, as the National Vice President of the Association. The announcement was made during the 11th Annual TEPA Conference, which was held Oct. 11-13, 2016, in Houston, Texas. Barth is succeeding David Roylance, president and co-founder of Prism Energy Solutions who served as the National Board President from 2014 to 2016.

“Over the last two years, I’ve had the pleasure of working alongside David, who’s raised the value of TEPA’s membership across the country,” said Barth. “I’m grateful for his leadership and intend to continue that momentum as we make the voice of our membership even stronger throughout the industry. During my tenure as president, I’ll focus on three core opportunities for growth including membership, education and legislation. I’m confident that the leadership at TEPA’s helm will be able to accomplish our goals and continue to strengthen our brand.”

In addition to Barth and Able, the 2016 to 2018 TEPA National Board, will include:

  • Treasurer – Marilyn Fox, President at Fox, Smolen & Associates
  • Secretary – Perry Ruthven, Managing Director at Priority Power Management
  • Legislative & Regulatory Chair – Paul Smolen, Vice President at Fox, Smolen &Associates
  • Education Committee Chair – F. Michael Lewis, V.P. of Operations at Entelrgy
  • Community Outreach Chair – Jared Patterson, Director of Energy Services at Rapid Power Management
  • Past President – David Roylance, President and Co-Founder of Prism Energy Solutions

“I appreciate David’s leadership and insight in shaping TEPA over the last two years,” said Able. “This year’s conference especially reflected the incredible growth we’ve experienced under his direction. From hearing from Bill Magness, the president and CEO of ERCOT, to hosting a large number of new members from our Northeast TEPA chapter, it’s clear that TEPA is becoming the recognized standard among energy brokers and suppliers.”

About The Energy Professionals Association
The Energy Professionals Association (TEPA) is a 501(c)(6) organization whose community of energy professionals adhere to a  code of conduct, serve as an educational resource, and advocates  for  deregulated energy markets across the country. TEPA members include aggregators, brokers and consultants (ABCs), retail electricity providers (REPs) and affiliate members, and are the clear choice for consumers seeking to benefit from competitive energy markets.

TEPA members exhibit expertise, ethical practices and a high level of professionalism to help consumers buy electricity in the restructured national marketplace. For more information contact Aaron Cook at ACook@TPRM.com, www.TPRM.com, or call (214) 520-3430, ext.302. Follow TEPA on Twitter, Facebook, and Linkedin.