Rudy D. Garza
Gov’t and Regulatory Affairs & Public Policy
Rudy joined CPS Energy, the nation’s largest municipally-owned electric and gas utility, in 2012. As Vice President of Gov’t and Regulatory Affairs & Public Policy, he leads an External Relations team responsible for developing and implementing the organization’s political engagement strategy with federal, state and local officials, regulatory agencies and key policymakers. In addition, Rudy provides internal oversight for the CPS Energy Board of Trustees and leads its Strategic Policy effort.
Before arriving at CPS Energy, Rudy served in a number of executive leadership roles. Prior to his current opportunity, he served as Assistant City Manager of Business Support Services and Director of Intergovernmental Relations for the City of Corpus Christi over a 5 year period. In addition, he served the largest utility in Texas, TXU Corp., in the Dallas/Ft. Worth metroplex for 13 years, working in various operational, engineering, regulatory, and public affairs capacities. In 2004, he was promoted to Director of State Affairs, responsible for managing TXU’s Austin legislative affairs office in directing its advocacy efforts before the Texas Legislature.
With more than 20 years of experience in the energy and utility sector, Rudy maintains a strong understanding of the issues that impact the utility industry. As a result, Rudy was named one of the 10 most influential Latinos in the energy industry by Latino Leaders magazine in 2014. Rudy is a 1996 graduate of the University of Texas at Austin earning his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. In 2004, he also successfully completed his MBA at the University of North Texas.