El Paso Electric appoints Mary Kipp to President effective immediately El Paso Electric appointed Mary Kipp to President effective immediately. Kipp previously served as the company's Senior VP, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer. The company also appointed John Boomer will replace Kipp in her function as General Counsel. Prior to the appointment, Boomer served as the company's VP and Treasurer. The company appointed Russell Gibson to VP and Controll, as well as the principal accounting officer, effective September 29. Gibson had served as the company's VP and Controller from 1989 to 1994.