Our Staff

 

Executive Director

Tom Foreman


Tom Foreman was raised and educated in Houston, Texas.  He graduated from The University of Texas at Austin, receiving a BS Electrical Engineering with Highest Honors and a Master of Science in Engineering.  His entire career has been related to electric utilities, starting with Gulf States Utilities in Beaumont, then moving to Austin to be a consultant to rural electric cooperatives and municipals on projects such as load forecasting, transmission line design, power plant planning, financial forecasting and rate cases. Tom joined LCRA in 1989 and held various positions that included generation resource planning, wind power development, demand management, rates, billing, settlement and customer services. His last position was managing LCRA’s NERC Compliance and Cyber Security office before retiring from LCRA on December 1, 2012.

Tom joined GCPA in 1985 and served GCPA in numerous ways: Fall conference speaker, Fall conference session chair, Fall conference Chair, part of the Austin lunch organizers, board of directors since 1996, vice-president in 2010, president in 2011 and became executive director in 2013.

 

 

Director of Member Services & Marketing

Mary L. Armstrong

Mary Armstrong joined GCPA in 2007 and currently serves as Director of Member Services & Marketing for the association. Prior to joining GCPA, Armstrong served as Vice President in the commercial lending area for a number of financial institutions. She also served as the Corporate Director of Credit for Fisher Camuto Corporation, the manufacturer of 9 West footwear. Additionally, Armstrong has headed numerous volunteer committee initiatives and was awarded a PTA Life Membership in recognition of her service in the Katy Independent School District. Armstrong is a graduate of St. Mary's College in South Bend, Indiana with a double major in Business (Accounting and Finance concentration) and English Rhetoric.

 

 

Website & Social Media Content Specialist

Scott Kornfeld

Though born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, most of Scott’s upbringing occurred in Houston. He then went to the University of Texas at Austin where he earned a BS in Communications: Radio-TV-Film. While there he took some computer classes as a foreign language substitute and that turned out to help him more than he would have imagined as it was that background that often set him apart from his co-workers in several of his ensuing positions. After stints in Los Angeles and Washington, DC, Scott returned to Austin where he discovered the renewable energy industry. Starting out as a volunteer, Scott obtained a part-time position that evolved into a full time position with the Texas Renewable Energy Industries Association (now Alliance), aka TREIA, where he took care of the office LAN and computer equipment, the main website and two other special event websites in addition to processing the invoicing and tracking for memberships plus event exhibitor, sponsorship, and attendee registration. Scott joined the GCPA in 2016 and now takes care of their website, blog, and social media presence.

 

 

Executive Assistant

Penny Sullivan


Penny Sullivan serves as Executive Assistant to the Executive Director and the Director of Member Services. She joined GCPA in August 2010. Before joining GCPA, Penny worked in several community organizations, serving variously as secretary, treasurer, and enrichment science teacher. She received degrees from the College of William and Mary and from the University of Texas, Austin.