Paul Mitchell

President and CEO
Paul Mitchell serves as president and CEO of Energy Systems Network (ESN). Prior to joining ESN, Paul served in the Office of Governor Mitch Daniels as policy director for Economic Development, Workforce, & Energy. In this capacity he oversaw legislation, policy, and program development for the Indiana Economic Development Corporation, Indiana Department of Workforce Development, and Indiana Department of Labor, and acted as the Governor's liaison to the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission and Office of Utility Consumer Counselor. During his tenure with the Governor's Office, Mitchell also led the formation of and directed the Indiana Office of Federal Grants and Procurement. A native of West Lafayette, Indiana he holds a Masters of Public Affairs from the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs in Bloomington, Ind. where he graduated as valedictorian.
Paul Mitchell serves as president and CEO of Energy Systems Network (ESN). Prior to joining ESN, Paul served in the Office of Governor Mitch Daniels as policy director for Economic Development, Workforce, & Energy. In this capacity he oversaw legislation, policy, and program development for the Indiana Economic Development Corporation, Indiana Department of Workforce Development, …
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Ben Wrightsman

Executive Vice President
Ben Wrightsman serves as executive vice president for Energy Systems Network (ESN). He is a strategic industry executive with over 19 years of experience in high-tech manufacturing, electronics, advance battery, and product development companies. Wrightsman has a passion for finding and utilizing untapped resources and capabilities within a company to open new opportunities for growth and revenue generation. Wrightsman's diverse background in executive leadership, engineering, business development, operations, and supply chain gives him abroad range of understating to tackle problems at all levels of the organization. Wrightsman has held key positions with one of industry’s leading electronics contract manufacturers, large format lithium battery manufacturer, along with owning and advising several small business ventures/startups. Wrightsman attended Purdue University at Indianapolis majoring in Electrical Engineering where he was co-captain of the Electric JAG (Indy) Car Team. He is APICS-CPIM accredited, received Lushin (Sandler) President’s Sales Training, and is a dedicated Lean Six-Sigma Black Belt. He also serves on the advisory board for Indiana IoT Lab and Eclipse Energy.
Ben Wrightsman serves as executive vice president for Energy Systems Network (ESN). He is a strategic industry executive with over 19 years of experience in high-tech manufacturing, electronics, advance battery, and product development companies. Wrightsman has a passion for finding and utilizing untapped resources and capabilities within a company to open new opportunities for growth …
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Matt Peak

Managing Director
Matt Peak serves as managing director of Energy Systems Network (ESN) where he currently leads ESN’s mobility efforts to advance clean, safe, and affordable transportation technologies by collaborating with corporate and strategic partners, including Cummins, Duke Energy, and Purdue University, among others.  These efforts include: developing and deploying a turnkey service- (rather than asset-) oriented, multimodal, battery electric public transit operational model; establishing a framework for integrated, multi-modal mobility that enables first/last mile connections by using automated shuttles and other technologies; helping solve automated vehicle (AV) “edge cases” by employing tools that foster competition; building a venture finance model to invest in promising clean energy and advanced transportation companies in underserved areas. Peak also overseas the organization's Indy Autonomous Challenge, the first high-speed, head-to-head autonomous race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Previously, Peak provided strategic consulting services to C-level executives in the fields of connected and automated vehicles and infrastructure, shared mobility, smart cities, big data, advanced mobility, and clean energy technologies. While at CAVita and his own firm, Peak Strategy Partners LLC, Peak worked with the nation’s largest transportation research agency as its autonomous vehicle specialist, the world’s largest aggregator of solar fuels partners and knowledge to commercialize innovative technologies, and has also assisted numerous laboratories and startups commercialize their automotive and energy technologies. Peak launched and led Prize Capital’s and Tri-State G&T’s efforts to discover, invest in, and commercialize advanced energy technologies, and created what became the NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE, a $20 million (USD) competition to spur technological innovation at power plants. He was also the first employee of a venture-funded battery technology startup focused on commercializing a new type of lithium battery for electric vehicles and other markets, and led public policy, renewable fuel, and other collaborative efforts to develop and deploy advanced transportation technologies at CALSTART and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). Peak has a Bachelor of Arts in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), an Master of Science in environmental policy from The London School of Economics, and an M.B.A. from the UCLA Anderson School of Business.
Matt Peak serves as managing director of Energy Systems Network (ESN) where he currently leads ESN’s mobility efforts to advance clean, safe, and affordable transportation technologies by collaborating with corporate and strategic partners, including Cummins, Duke Energy, and Purdue University, among others. These efforts include: developing and deploying a turnkey service- (rather than asset-) oriented, …
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Tim O’Hara

Managing Director
Tim O'Hara serves as the managing director at Energy Systems Network (ESN) where he leads ESN's grid and infrastructure activities and efforts. He has over 25 years of experience in building/optimizing organizational processes and infrastructure to maximize business results within diverse, complex, matrix-style, energy operations. Most recently, he was the co-head of Global Power and Natural Gas at Bloomberg, where he was responsible for overall global strategy, vision, and product across power, natural gas, coal, emissions and weather, with a constant eye toward maintaining and driving various top line revenue streams and cost management. O'Hara holds a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Yale University and an MBA in Finance from the University of Florida. At ESN, he organizes and administers various projects, programs and services for ESN activities, specifically related to electrical grid and infrastructure.
Tim O’Hara serves as the managing director at Energy Systems Network (ESN) where he leads ESN’s grid and infrastructure activities and efforts. He has over 25 years of experience in building/optimizing organizational processes and infrastructure to maximize business results within diverse, complex, matrix-style, energy operations. Most recently, he was the co-head of Global Power and …
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Drew Tharp

Manager of Communications
Drew Tharp serves a manager of communications for Energy Systems Network (ESN). Tharp has served a number of marketing and communications roles in his career. He previously served as an account executive at Indianapolis agencies Element Three and Caldwell VanRiper, where he managed marketing communications for national brands such as Allison Transmission, Republic Airways, and ConvergeOne, among others. Tharp’s responsibilities at ESN include overseeing internal and external communications, public relations, digital strategy, and social media management. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Indiana University-Bloomington.
Drew Tharp serves a manager of communications for Energy Systems Network (ESN). Tharp has served a number of marketing and communications roles in his career. He previously served as an account executive at Indianapolis agencies Element Three and Caldwell VanRiper, where he managed marketing communications for national brands such as Allison Transmission, Republic Airways, and …
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Latoya Botteron

Chief Financial Officer/Chief Operations Officer - CICP
Latoya Botteron serves as the chief financial officer and chief operarions officer for the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership (CICP), the parent organization of ESN. In a shared services role, Botteron assists the ESN team in the areas of finance, human resources, compliance and contracts. She joined CICP  in 2010, after serving in several roles in public accounting and auditing, including her role as Senior Auditor at Katz, Sapper & Miller. Botteron graduated from SUNY Plattsburgh with a bachelor’s of science degree in Accounting and Business, and is a licensed CPA in the state of New York and Indiana.
Latoya Botteron serves as the chief financial officer and chief operarions officer for the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership (CICP), the parent organization of ESN. In a shared services role, Botteron assists the ESN team in the areas of finance, human resources, compliance and contracts. She joined CICP in 2010, after serving in several roles in …
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Raquel Bahamonde

Senior Director of Communications - ESN, Director of Communications - CICP
Raquel Bahamonde serves in a consulting role as the senior director of communications for ESN and director of communications for the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership (CICP), the parent organization of ESN. Bahamonde is currently president of Bahamonde Communications LLC. In addition to her roles with CICP and ESN, she also assists all CICP initiatives with communications. Before joining CICP and ESN in 2013, Bahamonde served as executive director of corporate affairs for AIT Laboratories and previously was executive producer and director of online content at Inside INdiana Business. She also served as media relations director for a Carmel, Ind. PR and advertising agency and served in producer and reporter roles at WISH-TV (CBS-Indianapolis) as well as television stations in Illinois and Michigan. Bahamonde holds a Bachelor of Arts in Radio-TV from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale.
Raquel Bahamonde serves in a consulting role as the senior director of communications for ESN and director of communications for the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership (CICP), the parent organization of ESN. Bahamonde is currently president of Bahamonde Communications LLC. In addition to her roles with CICP and ESN, she also assists all CICP initiatives with …
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Cinthya La Rosa

Director of Operations and Compliance - CICP
Cinthya La Rosa serves as director of operations and compliance for the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership (CICP). La Rosa is responsible for overall operations including office administration, project management, risk assessment, commercial insurance policies, vendor/consulting contracts and agreement, human resources oversight and compliance, legal compliance filings and the information technology (IT) function, including cybersecurity compliance. She is also responsible for compliance with deliverables, invoicing, reporting, and regulations associated with grants and other funding contracts. La Rosa joined CICP in 2016 as grants accountant and compliance manager and was promoted to director of administration in 2017. Prior to joining CICP, La Rosa served as grants manager and office manager for Charter Schools USA-TC Howe High School. In addition, she has served as a bilingual assistant for the Indianapolis Public Schools and Carl Wilde Elementary and as a lead client associate for JPMorgan Chase. La Rosa has an MBA from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business where she majored in Finance and Management/Entrepreneurship, and a Bachelor of Science from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business where she majored in Management and Human Resources Management. She is fluent in English and Spanish.  
Cinthya La Rosa serves as director of operations and compliance for the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership (CICP). La Rosa is responsible for overall operations including office administration, project management, risk assessment, commercial insurance policies, vendor/consulting contracts and agreement, human resources oversight and compliance, legal compliance filings and the information technology (IT) function, including cybersecurity compliance. She …
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Theresa Tetrault

Director of Finance - CICP
Theresa Tetrault serves as the director of finance for the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership (CICP). Prior to joining CICP, she served as an accountant for Clifton Larson Allen LLP and as a staff accountant for Katz, Sapper & Miller, both in Indianapolis. Tetrault also held roles as vice president and director of development for WFYI Public Broadcasting. Tetrault earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Anderson University and a Master of Science, Accounting from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business.
Theresa Tetrault serves as the director of finance for the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership (CICP). Prior to joining CICP, she served as an accountant for Clifton Larson Allen LLP and as a staff accountant for Katz, Sapper & Miller, both in Indianapolis. Tetrault also held roles as vice president and director of development for WFYI …
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