Portrait of Administrator Tracey LeBeau
Portrait of Administrator and CEO Tracey LeBeau

Administrator and CEO
Western Area Power Administration

Tracey A. LeBeau is the Administrator and Chief Executive Officer of the Western Area Power Administration. WAPA markets and delivers federal hydropower from 57 federal hydroelectric plants to nearly 700 wholesale customers across its 15-state footprint. WAPA owns and operates over 17,000 circuit miles of high voltage transmission. WAPA customers provide electric service to more than 40 million Americans from Texas to the Dakotas, and from the lakes of Minnesota to the California coastline.

An accomplished executive with expansive clean infrastructure experience, LeBeau has more than 20 years of experience in management, energy development, public-private partnerships, utility
business operations, federal policy and energy finance. She has served in executive capacities for numerous energy businesses, including an interstate pipeline, wind development company, energy
trading business and energy advisory firms.

At WAPA, LeBeau has served in numerous leadership capacities, including leading the Transmission Infrastructure Program which manages WAPA’s $3.25 billion infrastructure fund, standing up and leading WAPA’s Office of the Chief Administrative Officer and most recently served as Senior Vice President responsible for managing WAPA transmission system operations and maintenance as well as energy marketing in Arizona, Nevada and southern California.

Before joining WAPA in 2014, LeBeau was political appointee at the Department of Energy from 2011-2014. Just prior to joining the Obama Administration, LeBeau was a Principal at Dentons, a
large international law firm, and founding chair of its Renewable Energy Practice.

LeBeau received her A.B. from Stanford University and her J.D. from the University of Iowa.