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Rodgers selected to lead WAPA Strategy Office

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LAKEWOOD, Colorado – Western Area Power Administration announced today the selection of Jennifer Rodgers as the chief strategy officer.

“Jennifer’s ability to bring diverse teams together to solve problems brings great value to our strategy today and for the future,” said WAPA Administrator and CEO Mark A. Gabriel. "Her talents in situational awareness, program development and inclusive leadership will drive our direction for Strategic Roadmap 2024 and meeting our performance goals."

As the chief strategy officer, Rodgers will lead WAPA’s strategic planning and implementation activities across the organization. Additionally, the Strategy Office will help integrate business process improvement, performance measurement, enterprise risk management and organizational development into WAPA’s business functions.

Rodgers most recently served as WAPA’s Continuous Process Improvement Program manager. She founded the program in Fiscal Year 2014 and has tracked more than $34 million in avoided costs for the organization by improving process quality and streamlining time-consuming efforts.

Rodgers began her career as an officer in the U.S. Air Force, and then joined the federal government as a civilian in 2009 working for the U.S. Army as an organizational development specialist. She came to WAPA in 2013 as a human resources specialist before building the organization’s CPI program. Throughout her career, she has influenced senior managers on strategic organizational performance issues and built a reputation as someone who can get things done amid many changes and challenges. She is sought after for her data-driven information, analysis and decision-making.

She holds a bachelor’s degree from Colorado State University and an MBA from University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.

About WAPA: Western Area Power Administration annually markets and transmits more than 25,000 gigawatt hours of clean, renewable power from 57​ federal hydroelectric powerplants owned and operated by the Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and International Boundary and Water Commission in 15 western and central states. It is part of the Department of Energy. Follow us on Twitter @WesternAreaPowr or visit the website at 
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