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WAPA names new CFO


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LAKEWOOD, Colorado – Dennis Sullivan has been named Western Area Power Administration's senior vice president and chief financial officer by Administrator and CEO Mark A. Gabriel.

"I am extremely pleased to announce that Dennis will be the CFO for WAPA," Gabriel said. "He brings vision and collaboration ​in working with our customers and generating partners to power the energy frontier."

Sullivan has been the acting CFO for WAPA since 2016, and has focused his attentions on increasing efficiencies and transparency. While acting as CFO, Sullivan attended more than 25 meetings with customers and customer representatives specifically to address transparency concerns. These meetings have provided a forum for customers to engage in WAPA Headquarters' 10-year planning and discuss the regions' annual budgets.

"I am excited to take the role of CFO," Sullivan said. "WAPA has a great mission to provide at​-cost and reliable energy to its customers and I look forward to continuing to meet that mission."

Sullivan has 25 years of experience supporting federal organizations.  He has strong experience formulating, developing and implementing strategic and tactical plans organizationwide and within business units. He spent 14 years in the Department of Defense and 10 years as a management consultant. He is skilled at solving business performance issues and improving customer relations.

Before acting as CFO, Sullivan was the chief strategy integrator for WAPA, focusing on strategic planning and Roadmap integration. He is very familiar with WAPA's financial community, having led a consulting team supporting the Financial Information Management System evaluation and the organizational assessment and operating plan refresh for the Office of the Chief Financial Officer.

Sullivan has a bachelor's degree from the University of Massachusetts and an MBA from the University of Colorado at Denver.


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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