Southwestern University Trustee
Thomas V. Shockley III
Tom Shockley served as chief executive officer of El Paso Electric Company from 2012 through 2015 and continues to serve as a member of its board of directors. A veteran of the electric utility industry, he previously served as vice chairman of American Electric Power and as president and chief operating officer of Central and Southwest Corporation.
Tom is a graduate of Harvard Business School where he received an advanced management development degree. He earned his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Texas A&M–Kingsville in 1967 and a master’s in electrical engineering from The University of Texas at Austin in 1969. In 2000 he was named the Texas A&M–Kingsville Distinguished Alum, and in 1999 he was inducted into The University of Texas College of National Science Hall of Honor.
Tom previously served on Southwestern’s board of visitors.