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Posted on: October 1, 2021

Darrell Cline Named GP&L General Manager and CEO

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Jeff Janke served as GP&L’s General Manager and CEO since 2012 and retired Sept. 30 after 18 years with the City. Under his leadership, the utility’s successful operating strategies maintained stable rates and reliable electric service. Jeff has worked in the electric utility industry since 1978.

“I am very confident that GP&L will remain healthy because of the people we have working here. What really makes GP&L great are the employees,” Jeff said.

Garland City Manager Bryan Bradford praised Jeff as a leader and asset for all of Garland. “As a member of my executive management team, I benefited greatly from Jeff’s wisdom and perspective. I know we all wish Jeff well in this new chapter in his life,” said Bryan.

Darrell Cline took over the role of General Manager and CEO for GP&L Oct. 1. 

In 2012, Darrell joined GP&L as its Director of Finance and Accounting and prior to his promotion served as Chief Financial Officer / Assistant General Manager for GP&L. Before his tenure with GP&L, he served in director-level roles for various firms providing economic, financial, management, operational and regulatory consulting services to public sector entities across the country. Darrell has a master’s degree in public administration from the University of North Texas and an MBA from Southern Methodist University.

“After the winter storm of February 2021, the electric industry in Texas faces many challenges and future changes,” said City Manager Bryan Bradford. “I believe that Darrell, working together with the exceptional team we have at GP&L, will position our electric utility to meet and capitalize on the industry changes that are ahead.”

Darrell and his wife have four children, a son who is a senior in college and triplets who are high-school seniors.

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