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Tracey LeBeau

Administrator and Chief Executive Officer, Western Area Power Administration

Tracey A. LeBeau is the Administrator and Chief Executive Officer of the Western Area Power Administration.  LeBeau leads this unique federal utility which markets and delivers low-cost federal hydropower from 57 hydroelectric plants, provides transmission services, and markets energy throughout the West 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 infrastructure executive, 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 natural gas pipeline, wind development company, energy trading business and other energy development companies. Before joining WAPA, LeBeau was a political appointee at the Department of Energy from 2011-2014.  Prior to joining the Obama Administration, Tracey 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.