Barbara Walz
Senior Vice President, Policy & Compliance/Chief Compliance Officer
Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association
Westminster, CO

“I have pride in the success I have had in growing and mentoring successful young professionals.  Over my twenty-two years in management, I have had the opportunity to hire entry level and seasoned employees and I take great pleasure in challenging and assisting them as they grow in their careers.”

Barbara develops and implements strategic corporate policies and initiatives relating to energy and environmental issues while interfacing with state and federal elected officials, representatives from Tri-State’s member co-ops, and key policymakers from businesses in the association’s service territory.
Barbara leads efforts to ensure energy and environmental legislation and regulations are based on sound science, administered fairly, and give industry options and flexibility in compliance. Her technical strengths and communication skills have greatly contributed to Tri-State and its ability to produce power and support the electric industry's success.   Barbara and her team’s efforts have reduced regulatory exposure for Tri-State and lead legal challenges to  regulations that threaten affordable and reliable power.   With Barbara's leadership, Tri-State has developed strategic management  plans and been recognized as an environmental leader in Colorado. 

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