San Antonio's EPIcenter has appointed Kimberly Britton and Jill Vassar to lead the launch of a $74 million energy center.
Britton will head the EPIcenter organization and will also oversee the construction of the facility, while Vassar will be developing and administering the EPIcenter's operations and fundraising programs.
Britton's career includes executive leadership positions in the energy, government, fine arts and the health care industries. Additionally, Vassar is a 25-year veteran of the economic development, strategic planning, governance and marketing sectors, holding executive leadership roles in each role.
“Jill and I are thrilled to be a part of this extraordinary, history-making project and are already hard at work ‘flipping the switch,’” Britton said.
The modern center will transform the historic Mission Road Power Plant into a world-renowned energy producer, reinforcing the foundation in making San Antonio a catalyst in clean energy innovation.
"EPIcenter will be cementing San Antonio's worldwide role in the new energy economy and reflects the culmination of our collective experience," she said.
Fundraising for the energy center has begun, receiving $22 million in cash and in-kind donations including the site property, from founding sponsors CPS Energy, OCI Solar Power, Silver Spring Networks and Landis+Gyr.Once the majority of funding is secured, construction will commence. Development leaders project completion by 2021.