Krista Wenzel is a graduate of Iowa State University with a degree in Accounting. She graduated from the University of Phoenix with an MBA and holds an active Iowa CPA license. Wenzel is currently the Chief Financial Officer for the University of Iowa Energy Collaborative, LLC (an ENGIE-Meridiam partnership) located in Iowa City.
In addition to her financial background, Wenzel has several years of experience in the municipal utility sector. This allowed her to gain a strong understanding of the telecommunications industry including financial modeling and forecasting, pricing strategies, business plan development and fiber expansions. Wenzel has also provided regulatory compliance support to various local telecommunication providers throughout Iowa, Nebraska, Ohio, Indiana, South Dakota, North Dakota and Oklahoma. During this time, Wenzel was also active with the Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities and the Iowa Communications Alliance serving on various committees and boards.
Wenzel was appointed by the Iowa Attorney General to the Consumer Advocate Advisory Panel in 2015 and is currently serving her second term. She is also a member of the Iowa Society of CPAs (ISCPA).