Jeannette Simpson named LPEA Payroll Specialist

    Former Billing Clerk fills position left by retiring Rhonda Gregg

    Jeannette SimpsonJeannette Simpson has been named payroll specialist at La Plata Electric Association (LPEA), assuming the duties of Rhonda Gregg, who has retired from the cooperative after 21 years. Simpson served formerly as billing clerk.

    A Bayfield resident, Simpson joined LPEA in June 2002 as a customer service representative, but moved into an accounting position within a year, and subsequently was appointed to handle accounts payable in 2006. In 2012 she moved to the billing clerk position.

    Originally from Arizona, Simpson studied at Arizona Western College and completed her Associate’s Degree in Accounting at Portland Community College. Following her move to La Plata County, she garnered banking experience at Bank of Colorado and worked in accounting with SoundTraxx in Durango.

    “Though I’ve been working at LPEA for nearly 14 years, in my new position I’m now learning a new discipline,” said Simpson. “I’m enjoying the challenge and appreciate LPEA’s practice of filling positions from within. This is a great opportunity.”

    LPEA, a Touchstone Energy Cooperative established in 1939, provides to its more than 30,000 members, with nearly 42,000 meters, safe, reliable electricity at the lowest reasonable cost, while being environmentally responsible.

    LPEA offers a variety of apprenticeships and employment opportunities. To explore employment, or for additional information, visit www.lpea.coop.