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Dawn Roth Lindell

CIO, Western Area Power Administration

Dawn Roth Lindell has served as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) since November 2013. In this role, she leads more than 200 technology team members managing both traditional and operational technology programsacross a 15-state area. An integral member of WAPA’s senior management team,Roth Lindell serves as an advisor to the Administrator and CEO and other WAPA executives on information technology issues,improving business procedures and enablingcybersecurity and critical infrastructure protection.  Her strengths in strategy and leadership helpsecure WAPA’s continuing ability to deliver on its mission now and well into the future.

Roth Lindell came to WAPA from Colorado Springs Utilities where she led more than 180 employees in every aspect of technology as the General Manager of IT Services. Colorado Springs Utilities is a $1 billion dollar water, gas, electric and wastewater utility and a WAPA customer. While there, Roth Lindell’s diverse background enabled her to build relationships bridging the long-term gap between operations technology and IT support, resulting in a zero-findings Critical Infrastructure Protection audit for the utility, significant cost savings and service improvements.

She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from the University of Notre Dame and a Master of Business Administration with a focus on information systems from the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. Roth Lindell is known as a visionary leader with the unique combination of strong technical skills, high energy and a passion for serving people. 



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