Southern Minnesota Municipal Power Agency (SMMPA) has named Christopher P. Schoenherr as Chief External Affairs Officer. Mr. Schoenherr joined SMMPA in January of 2015 as Director of Agency and Government Relations.
“We are happy to recognize the contribution Chris has made to our organization in his first two years by naming him an officer of SMMPA. Chris joined our team to fill the open spot created by the retirement of the person that had done an outstanding job in that position for years. With Chris in that role now, we haven’t missed a beat and the outstanding work continues,” said David P. Geschwind, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer.
Prior to joining SMMPA, Mr. Schoenherr was a member of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s cabinet serving as Deputy Secretary of the Department of Administration. He spent the first thirty years of his career in various capacities at two different Wisconsin investor-owned utilities.