Austin Energy General Manager Announces Retirement

March 31, 2023

With nearly 40 years of service to the electric utility industry, including eight years with Austin Energy, General Manager Jackie Sargent announced her retirement from Austin Energy today. Sargent served as the first female General Manager of Austin Energy.

From Sargent’s start with Austin Energy in 2010 as Senior Vice President of Power Supply and Market Operations to serving as General Manager for nearly six years, Sargent demonstrated leadership by overseeing many notable accomplishments. Throughout her career, she managed major construction projects, developed resource plans, supported acquisitions and mergers, led utility rate reviews, negotiated power purchase and sale agreements, developed and grew energy marketing departments, integrated renewable resources and created collaborative energy efficiency programs.

In 2017, Sargent was recognized by RMEL, a nonprofit energy trade association, with their Distinguished Leadership Award. Additionally, Sargent is the recipient of the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology Distinguished Alumni Award and, in 2022, she received the Energy Thought Summit – Thought Leader of the Year Award.

Sargent’s retirement is effective immediately. Deputy General Manager and Chief Operating Officer, Stuart Reilly, will serve as Interim General Manager.