Hunter Hunt is president of Sharyland Utilities, L.P.
Hunt is also president and CEO of Hunt Consolidated Energy, the holding company for Hunt Oil, Hunt Power, and the other energy activities of the Ray L. Hunt family of Dallas, Texas. Hunt Oil Company was founded in 1934 by H.L. Hunt and is one of the largest privately-owned energy companies in the world, engaging in exploration and production as well as LNG. Hunt is also engaged in refining, development of energy technologies and developing renewable energy projects.
Hunter Hunt has led the efforts to expand the energy focus of the Hunt affiliation of companies to include the electric power industry. He established Hunt Power in 1998 to develop and invest in entrepreneurial opportunities in the electric and gas utility infrastructure industries. In 1999, he created Sharyland Utilities, L.P., as a regulated electric utility within Texas. Sharyland was the first greenfield utility created in the United States since the late 1960's. Over the years, Hunt Power and its subsidiaries have worked closely with Sharyland Utilities on a variety of innovative projects, including: the development of the first commercial interconnection between the electrical grids of Texas and Mexico; the development and construction of approximately 300 miles of new transmission infrastructure in the Texas Panhandle and South Plains as part of the Texas Competitive Renewable Energy Zone (CREZ) process; and the creation of first-of-their-kind Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) for electric and natural gas transmission and distribution assets.
Prior to joining Hunt Consolidated, Hunt worked with the investment bank Morgan Stanley for eight years, both in corporate finance and commodity trading. He also took a leave of absence from the Hunt organization in 1999 and 2000 to work for the George W. Bush campaign for President, where he served in the Policy Group focusing on energy, taxes, and the budget.
Hunt graduated from Southern Methodist University summa cum laude, earning bachelor of science degrees with honors in both economics and political science. He serves in several capacities at SMU, including serving on the Engineering School's Executive Board. He is also co-founder of the Hunter and Stephanie Hunt Institute of Engineering and Humanity, which focuses on bringing innovative technological and business solutions to the global poor.
Senior Vice President
Mark Caskey is senior vice president of Sharyland Utilities, L.P.
Caskey was previously general manager of Sharyland Utilities. He began his career as transmission and distribution engineer at Gulf States Utilities in Conroe, Texas, where he was responsible for the planning, maintenance and general operation of the T&D facilities in The Woodlands. In 1986, he joined the staff of Bryan Utilities as senior engineer, a hands-on engineering/supervisory position with responsibilities over the service personnel, construction inspectors, and the line crews. He later assumed the role of division manager of electric dispatch at Bryan Utilities (BU), where he set up Bryan's first 24-hour dispatch group providing the overall monitoring and operation of the electrical system. While at BU, he became involved with the setup of the ERCOT ISO and was also an observer on the Reliability and Security Subcommittee of ERCOT. In September 1998, he transferred to division manager of electric distribution of the newly-named Bryan Texas Utilities (BTU).
He has served on the board of managers of the Brazos County Emergency Communications District (911) and was a member of the Planning Committee for the Electric Power Training and Safety Division's Electric Power Annual Schools, a division of the Texas Engineering Extension Service at Texas A&M University System. He has held an advisory position on the Board of the McAllen Economic Development Corporation.
Caskey is a registered professional engineer in the state of Texas and has 29 years experience in electrical utility engineering and operation. He graduated from Texas A&M University with a bachelor of science in electrical engineering.
Senior Vice President - Regulatory Affairs
Ralph Goodlet is senior vice president of regulatory affairs for Sharyland Utilities, L.P.
He is responsible for monitoring and maintaining compliance with regulatory requirements in multiple jurisdictions for Hunt Transmission Services and affiliated companies, including Sharyland Utilities.
Goodlet previously worked for GDS Associates as a senior project manager for 10 years. While at GDS, he assisted Hunt Power in obtaining approval to form the first new electric utility in Texas in more than 30 years. During his 10-year tenure at GDS, Goodlet provided regulatory and litigation support for clients in proceedings to establish rates and policies for regulated utilities. Additionally, he has been active in activities to implement deregulation of electric utilities in Texas and has provided assistance to the government of India involving efforts to privatize electric utilities in that country.
Goodlet began his work in regulation with the Public Utility Commission of Texas as a staff accountant in the telecommunications division. His responsibilities included the evaluation of utility filings and analysis of financial information. While at the Commission, Goodlet was instrumental in the development of an annual filing to assist the Commission staff in efforts to monitor the earnings of utilities.
Goodlet received a bachelor of business administration in accounting from Texas Tech University and a master of business administration from Southwest Texas State University. He has testified before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the Public Utility Commission of Texas, the Delaware Public Service Commission and in Federal District Court. Additionally, he has served on the Texas State Society of CPAs Conference Committee for Natural Gas, Telecommunications and Electric Industry. He is a licensed CPA in Texas.
Greg Boggs is vice president of Sharyland Utilities, L.P.
His responsibilities include the oversight of customer service, distribution systems, resources, distribution design and NERC compliance.
Boggs has over twenty-six years of experience in the electric utility industry which includes the development, negotiation and implementation of contracts and amendments for bulk power sales and bulk power transmission services. He also participated on resource planning teams that included analysis of new generation, along with oversight of wholesale customers on issues which related to billing, tariffs, transmission agent agreements, fuel, and rates.
Boggs came to Sharyland Utilities from Xcel Energy and earned his bachelor's degree from Texas Tech University.
Vice President - Information Technology
Daniel Price is vice president for Sharyland Utilities, L.P.
Prior to joining Sharyland Utilities, Price was a principal at EquityMetrix, a provider of financial services to oil and gas companies. In this role, he designed geospatial, data mining, and financial analysis database products. He also led operations and information technology groups, including client engagements.
Price was formerly vice president of Hunt Power during the creation of Sharyland Utilities. He led efforts in load forecasting, power procurement, automatic meter reading technologies, and customer service. In addition, he was president of MeterSmart, a Hunt Power subsidiary. As such, he directed product and service offerings centered around meter products and interval data services.
He was also formerly part of the power generation group at Texas New Mexico Power. He developed load forecast models, power and provided technical support for the power trading group. He also negotiated purchased power contracts and transmission interconnect agreements.
Price has also been involved with developing renewable energy projects, including the development of project financials, sourcing opportunities, and contract negotiation (off-take agreements, EPC contracts, and interconnect agreements).
Price received a B.S. in Physics from the University of Texas at Arlington.
Vice President - Public Affairs
Paul Schulze is vice president of public affairs for Sharyland Utilities, L.P.
He provides public affairs support and is responsible for government affairs activities on behalf of the Hunt affiliation of companies. He also serves as director of government affairs for Hunt Consolidated, Inc.
Prior to joining Hunt, Schulze spent almost nine years in Washington, D.C., working on and around Capitol Hill. During his time in D.C., he served as legislative assistant to Congressman Sam Johnson of Texas, as federal liaison for the Texas Education Agency, and later as legislative director and then chief of staff to Congressman John Culberson of Texas. A native of Austin, Schulze has also worked in the Texas Legislature.
Schulze is a 2009 Marshall Memorial Fellow and currently serves on the board of directors for the Gulf Coast Power Association.
Schulze received a bachelor of arts in government from the University of Texas at Austin and a master of business administration from the University of Maryland.
Vice President - Finance
David White is vice president of finance for Sharyland Utilities, L.P.
He is responsible for managing all of the finance and accounting functions of Sharyland Utilities and its subsidiaries.
White has had a long career in finance, accounting and administration with the different Hunt Consolidated Inc. subsidiaries and affiliates, both domestic and international. White was the original vice president and controller of Sharyland when operations began in 1999, establishing the accounting, warehousing and purchasing for the newly established utility. He was tasked to create the accounting systems for one of Hunt Power's investments, US Power Generating Company, in New York City from 2006 until early 2011, where he was vice president and controller.
Prior to joining Hunt Power and Sharyland Utilities, White worked for Hunt Oil Company in the financial reporting, purchasing, oil movement and logistics, budgeting, overseas refining and crude oil production groups from 1983 to 1999. His assignments included Yemen, as well as Europe and South America.
White earned a degree from the University of Texas at Austin with a bachelor of business administration in accounting. After graduation he worked as an auditor with Arthur Young, now Ernst and Young, before joining Hunt. He is a licensed CPA in Texas and New York.
Dwight Yarbrough is vice president for Sharyland Utilities, L.P.
Yarbrough joins Sharyland Utilities from Public Service Company of New Mexico where he was North Central Division Manager. In sixteen years spent with PNM, Yarbrough was part of different teams involved in major re-engineering projects that included redefining the materials purchase process by establishing managed business relationships with selected vendors.
He earned a bachelor of science in electrical engineering from New Mexico State University and an MBA from Webster University.