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Responsible for management and administration of California Choice Energy Authority (CalChoice) including annual budget preparation, board presentations, overseeing all accounting functions; provides on-going support to the five operational CalChoice CCA members including third-party service provider relations, liaison with IOU, regulatory compliance, rate setting, customer relations, billing issue resolution, CPUC proceeding tracking and analysis; successfully managed the launch of five CCA in Southern California Edison territory; implementation and on-going support to Solana Energy Alliance, the first CCA in San Diego Gas & Electric territory.
Successfully managed the finances of the cities of Lancaster and Santa Clarita through economic ups and downs. Established internal controls, policies and procedures to ensure compliance with legislative, regulatory and best practices. Developed budgets and department goals and objectives. Responsible for annual financial audits, receiving unqualified opinions every year under her leadership, budgeting, procurement, contract negotiation and administration, accounts payable, payroll, information technology and accounts receivable.
Led the team that successfully launched Lancaster Choice Energy, the first Community Choice Aggregation program in Southern California Edison territory. Served as a founding board member and Treasurer of California Community Choice Association (CalCCA). Served as a board member of California Society of Municipal Finance Officers.
Barbara holds a Master’s in Public Administration degree from California State University, Dominguez Hills and Bachelor’s in Business Administration from Woodbury University.