Board of Directors

Robert Reese

SSEA Director: Chair
Robert (Bob) D. Reese

Robert (Bob) D. Reese has been the Assistant Director, Engineering and Operations for the Colorado River Commission, State of Nevada for almost 20 years. Bob was born and raised in Boulder City, NV and is a Navy veteran. He started his career in the electric utility industry with Southern California Edison, worked steadily up the ranks in several utilities and has over 30 years of Operation and Maintenance experience. Bob is an avid outdoorsman and he and his wife are the parents of two children and the grandparents of 3.

Jack Nelson

Vice Chair: Jack Nelson

Jack Nelson was born and raised in Cannonville, Utah. After high school, he Attended SUU in Cedar City and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. He attended Northern Arizona and earned a Masters Degree in English. He taught in Clark County, at Moapa Valley High School, for 30 years. Five years in Las Vegas at Odyssey High School. Elected to the Overton Power District in 2014 and is serving as Vice Chairman of the Overton Power District No. 5 Board of Trustees. Jack and his wife have 3 children and 21 grandchildren.

Joe Stubitz

SSEA Director:
Joe Stubitz

Joe Stubitz Utilities Director, City of Boulder City, Nevada, Joseph Stubitz heads up the City of Boulder City, Nevada Utilities Services Department, where he is responsible for the city’s electrical transmission and distribution system, the water and wastewater system, including the wastewater treatment plant, and the city’s waste management collection, recycle, and landfill operations. Prior to joining the City of Boulder City, Joseph worked for the Bureau of Reclamation as an Electrical Engineer and Internal NERC/WECC Auditor for Power Reliability. Joseph served the Bureau of Reclamation for nearly 18 years working at Hoover, Davis and Parker Dams as an Electrical Engineer and Electronic Equipment Mechanic. Joseph was born and raised in Boulder City, Nevada and attended Colorado State University earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering Science with an Electrical emphasis, a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts with a Sociology emphasis, and a Minor in Political Science. Joseph is a registered Professional Electrical Engineer in the state of Nevada. Joseph is an avid golfer and enjoys spending time with his wife and three children.

Richard Katschke

SSEA Director: Richard Katschke

Richard and Karen Katschke moved their family to Panaca in 1978 when Richard accepted a teaching position with Lincoln County School District. He taught and coached at LCHS and MVMS. Richard retired in 2014.

Kevin Bethel

SSEA Director: E. Kevin Bethel

E. Kevin Bethel is the Chief Financial Officer for the Southern Nevada Water Authority and the Las Vegas Valley Water District. He is responsible for all financial functions, including debt management, capital planning, financial reporting, budgeting as well as water rates and charges for both agencies, which collectively serve more than 2 million residents and 40 million annual visitors in Southern Nevada. Bethel has served in a financial leadership capacity in the utility industry, both regulated and non-regulated, for nearly 30 years. Before joining the Water Authority and Water District in 2018, Bethel was the senior vice president and chief financial officer at NV Energy from 2013 until 2018. Bethel joined NV Energy in 2007 as vice president and chief accounting officer. Bethel earned a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Oklahoma State University, and he holds his certified public accounting certificate from Oklahoma. Since 2008, Bethel has served as a board member of Opportunity Village, and he is the board’s past treasurer and past audit committee chair. He also served as a Las Vegas Metro Chamber Trustee from late 2013 through September 2018. An Oklahoma native, Bethel and his wife, Sherry, have lived in Las Vegas since 2007.