Matt Bentke, General Manager/Chief Executive Officer


Matt Bentke became Bluebonnet’s fifth general manager in July 2016. He began his Bluebonnet career in 2000 and has served as Manager of Finance, Manager of System Operations, Chief Operating Officer and Deputy General Manager. Matt serves as vice chairman on the Brenham Economic Development Foundation's board of directors and the board of directors of GenTex Power Corporation, which owns the Lost Pines 1 Power Plant in Bastrop. He is also the secretary/treasurer of the Lower Colorado River Authority's Rates and Resources Council.

Matt was born and raised in Washington County. He graduated from Texas A&M University in 1995 with a Bachelor of Business Administration/Management degree. He is passionate about service to Bluebonnet's members and communities, being outdoors, and living a healthy lifestyle. He loves spending time with his kids and participating in all of their athletic endeavors. He and his wife, Rachel, and their two children live in Brenham.

Matt on Bluebonnet’s commitment to its members and communities:
At Bluebonnet, service to our members and communities comes above all else. The core aspects of our business; safety, reliability, cost competitiveness and environmental stewardship will never be compromised. But serving our members will always come first. It’s what we do every day. That’s what sets us apart from other companies.

Whether restoring power, building power lines, guiding members on bill payment or our online services, our purpose – as it has been since 1939 – is to work and care for our members. The product just happens to be electricity. Bluebonnet’s employees created and insist on a culture that empowers them to be leaders in that commitment to members, communities and one another. I have the great pleasure and honor to serve with them in such a fine organization.

Matt's personal energy-saving practice: Information leads to action. Knowing and understanding how and when you use energy is key to making the best energy choices for your lifestyle. Through our website, our members have all the information they need to be smart consumers of energy.

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