2014 Hall of Fame

Greg Maxwell (’78)

Greg G. Maxwell is the executive vice president, finance and chief financial officer for Phillips 66. Maxwell has over 35 years of experience in various financial roles within the petrochemical and oil and gas industries.

Prior to being named to his current role, Maxwell served as senior vice president, chief financial officer and controller for Chevron Phillips Chemical Company, where he also previously served as vice president and controller.

He joined Phillips Petroleum Company in 1978 as a staff accountant in the comptrollers group. He held various positions within the comptrollers group until 1989, when he moved to corporate planning and development as a senior planning specialist. In 1991, Maxwell became a senior financial analyst in the corporate treasury department. He served as finance manager for the Phillips chemicals division from 1992 to 1994 and as finance manager of the company’s plastics division from 1994 to 1998. In 1998 he was appointed general auditor for Phillips Petroleum Company and served in that capacity until joining Chevron Phillips Chemical in 2000.

Maxwell is vice president, chief financial officer and a member of the board of directors of Phillips 66 Partners.

He also serves on the board of directors of DCP Midstream, the Celebration of Reading Committee for the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy and serves as a board member of the University of Houston Global Energy Management Institute.

He is a certified public accountant and a certified internal auditor as well as a member of CFO Board Academy, Financial Executives International, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Institute of Internal Auditors.

He earned a bachelor of accountancy degree from New Mexico State University in 1978.

Traders Award

Judy Gray Johnson. (NMSU Photo by Darren Phillips)

Judy Gray Johnson. (NMSU Photo by Darren Phillips)

Judy Gray Johnson

Judy Gray Johnson, CPA attended New Mexico State University from 1969 to 1972 and earned her bachelors of business administration degree in accounting at the University of Houston.

She was awarded an honorary Doctor of Letters from NMSU in 2012. Her father, grandmother, sister, daughter and husband earned degrees at NMSU.

She and her husband, Michael Johnson, have been married for more than 40 years, since they met at NMSU. Her career experience of more than 30 years includes public accounting, private industry, and local government. She worked for 15 years for the City of Houston, where she served as both the City Controller and Director of Finance & Administration.

Now retired, she lives with her husband in northern New Mexico where they have a large garden and vast mountain views. Her newest hobby is quilting, and she has made dozens of quilts, most of them for charity. Her son Matthew is a CPA in Dallas, Texas, and her daughter, Jaclynn Johnson Pratt, is a registered nurse who is in process of moving from La Crescenta, California, to Fort Worth, Texas.

She and her husband have made generous contributions to NMSU, establishing an endowed chair in the Department of Geological Sciences, creating a professorship in accounting, establishing the Daisy Gray Scholarship in the College of Education, contributing to the Center for the Arts and funding significant improvements to the baseball field.

She serves on the Business Advisory Council and the College of Education Board of Advocates.

Corporate Traders Award

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El Paso Electric

El Paso Electric (EPE) first began serving its customers on August 30, 1901.

It was then known as the El Paso Electric Railway Company. Initially its primary business consisted of providing transportation via mule-drawn streetcars, which were replaced in 1902 with electric streetcars.

By 1925, the Company’s core business had evolved to producing and distributing electricity. That year, the company changed its name to the El Paso Electric Company.

It was also granted authorization to transact business in New Mexico.

Today, El Paso Electric is a regional electric utility providing generation, transmission and distribution service to approximately 394,000 retail and wholesale customers in a 10,000 square mile area of the Rio Grande valley in west Texas and southern New Mexico.

Its service territory extends from Hatch, New Mexico to Van Horn, Texas and includes two connections to Juarez, Mexico and the Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE), Mexico’s national utility. EPE’s principal industrial and large customers include steel production, copper and oil refining, and United States military installations including the United States Army Air Defense Center at Fort Bliss in Texas and the White Sands Missile Range and Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico.