Kierra Thomas specializes in stakeholder communications, guiding E Source clients through the technology deployment life cycle. With more than 10 years’ experience, her expertise consists of communications, project management, content development, and grant writing. She’s worked with state and municipal agencies including utilities, law enforcement, and transportation. Kierra holds an MBA from Southern University and a BA in mass communication from Louisiana State University.

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How winning a $5 million WaterSMART grant is helping BPUB improve reliability, conserve water, and save energy

Kierra Thomas
October 10, 2023

With E Source’s support, Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) recently applied for and won a WaterSMART grant from the US Bureau of Reclamation. We sat down with BPUB to record a special episode of our podcast, PowerTalking. In this blog post, we share some of the highlights.

5 tips for an effective communication strategy

Hailey Gish, Kierra Thomas
July 27, 2023

Implementing a new business technology can be a complex process that affects staff and customers. But a well-designed communication campaign that includes customer engagement and organizational change management activities can help the implementation go smoothly. Check out our five tips for success.

4 essential tips for winning a WaterSMART Water and Energy Efficiency Grant

Kierra Thomas
May 23, 2023

Each year, the US Bureau of Reclamation awards WaterSMART Water and Energy Efficiency Grants to utilities and other organizations to fund projects that promote sustainability and conservation. If you plan to apply for a grant this year, here are some tips for a strong and thorough application.

5 communication strategies to put customers’ minds at ease about AMI

Kierra Thomas
September 21, 2022

Don’t let misconceptions about advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) derail your AMI implementation plans. In this blog post, you’ll learn about some of customers’ most frequently cited areas of concern along with some communication strategies to resolve them.