Lubbock Power and Light has hired new general counsel.

On Tuesday, the utility announced the hiring of Todd Kimbrough for the position of general counsel.

Kimbrough is a business graduate of Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas, and he received a Master of Economics degree from Texas A&M University. He completed a Juris Doctor degree from the Washington University School of Law.

Before joining LP&L, Kimbrough worked as a senior economist for the Public Utility Commission and as a Government Affairs Manager for Green Mountain Energy Company in Austin, Texas.

Most recently, Kimbrough served as interim general counsel for Brighton & Woodchurch of San Antonio, where he specialized in government compliance and contract negotiation.

“Mr. Kimbrough’s professional and academic experience brings a unique set of capabilities to LP&L,” said Gail Kring, Electric Utility Board Chairman. “Building a strong leadership team is essential to tackling the challenges ahead and Mr. Kimbrough is supremely qualified to be a leader in our organization.”

The utility says that Kimbrough will play a key role in implementing their plans of securing a long-term source of reliable wholesale power beyond the 2019 expiration of their current purchase power agreement.

Kimbrough will officially begin in the position on Thursday, September 19th.