Delores Lenzy-Jones

Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer CPS Energy

As Chief Financial Officer, Delores oversees CPS Energy’s Accounting & Finance functions. In this position, she is responsible for Accounting & Financial Reporting, Corporate Financial Planning, Cost Management, as well as Capital Markets & Cash Management, Strategic Pricing & Cost Recovery, and Enterprise Risk Management.

Delores is a results-driven global finance executive with extensive experience proactively implementing finance, audit and accounting solutions at Fortune 50 companies. She has the unique skill of being able to translate complex issues in simple terms by addressing the most critical issues in creative ways with analytical rigor and precision. Throughout her career, she has effectively communicated across all levels of the company to deliver excellent operational and financial performance in complex, fast-paced and matrixed work environments.

Prior to joining CPS Energy, Delores served as Vice President of Finance & Accounting at BGIS, a data center and facilities management corporation. She has experience at Microsoft and Dell Inc. and her background also covers the utility industry, with 10 years spent at the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) as Transmission & Energy Services in finance and accounting leadership roles.

In addition to her work experience, Delores serves on the KLRN and Carver Development Board of Directors.  She also serves on the FM Global and St. Mary’s University Advisory Board of Directors.  In the past, Delores has also served on the Board of Directors for Any Baby Can, was the President and on the Board of Trustees for the Dynamic Urban Opportunities Foundation, Inc. and was President & Chapter Co-Founder for the National Black MBA Association, Austin Chapter.

Delores is a graduate of Harvard’s Executive Education and the London Business School’s Leadership programs. She earned an MBA and BBA in finance from St. Mary’s University.  Delores went on to earn a second BBA with a concentration in accounting from the University of Texas at San Antonio. She is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) and a Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM). 

Delores is married and enjoys traveling. 

Day One, Sunday, February 23, 2020

Sunday, February 23rd, 2020

1:50 PM Bridging the Talent Gap: How Finance Must Reskill to Act as Catalyst for Transformation

Along with technology, the role of the CFO and finance office continues to evolve. This includes developing proficiency in new areas of expertise including technical and leadership skills, and deeper enterprise knowledge. In this session we will address how to reskill to act as the enterprise catalyst for transformation.

This session will examine recruitment, retention and development of talent:
•Reinventing recruitment in an online world so that you’ll find today’s top talent
•Strategies to increase retention across generations
•Building the digital global team by preparing clear career paths

5:10 PM Ensuring You Attract, Develop and Retain Top Finance Talent

As the pace of change accelerates and new technologies emerge, it will become more and more critical for you to have command of your own and your team’s skillsets. Half (50%) of finance leaders surveyed for the CGMA report Reinventing Finance for a Digital World said that the competencies of their teams must “change significantly” over the next three years as technology takes over routine tasks and as finance teams seek to drive greater value. To thrive in our new digital world, finance and accounting professionals need to develop new skills and competencies. In this session we will explore:
  • How leveraging digital technologies and analytics has changed the skills landscape.
  • How this is driving new operating models and shapes of the finance function.
  • The impact this is having on talent development and capabilities required.•How developing people is changing to meet the needs of the business.
  • What mindsets and skill sets are important.
  • And finally, what does a career path to finance leadership look like?
This panel will give you some practical examples of how to think differently around talent development in the face of new operating models and increasing value of the finance organization.

Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Delores.

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