Laura Rome named Executive Assistant at LPEA Experienced professional to assist cooperative’s CEO, Board of Directors
Laura Rome has been named Executive Assistant at La Plata Electric Association (LPEA). In her new position, Rome will handle official business of the cooperative and report directly to LPEA CEO Greg Munro, as well as provide support services to the Board of Directors.
Rome comes to LPEA from Parelli Natural Horsemanship in Pagosa Springs, where she worked for 10 years in a variety of roles including executive assistant, advertising coordinator and most recently event manager. The latter position took her throughout the world organizing the event logistics for the variety of Parelli equestrian events held each year. During her tenure she also was responsible for certifying the Parelli University with the state board of education as a Private Occupational School and, working with Immigration, assisted in securing visas for international students to attend Parelli University.
Raised in Colorado, Rome earned a degree in Criminal Justice from Colby Community College, with additional studies in Business Administration. While living in Goodland, Kan., she became a licensed EMT, and worked extensively in the medical field in Kansas then at the Mary Fisher clinic in Pagosa Springs, where she moved with her husband Darin in 1995. Darin Rome was a journeyman lineman and serviceman with LPEA until his death in 2011.
“I am thrilled to have Laura join us here at LPEA,” said Munro. “She’s an intelligent, hard-working, enthusiastic person, and will be a great addition to the team.”
LPEA, a Touchstone Energy Cooperative established in 1939, provides to its more than 30,000 members, with in excess of 42,000 meters, safe, reliable electricity at the lowest reasonable cost, while being environmentally responsible. For additional information, contact LPEA at 970.247.5786 or visit www.lpea.coop.