Roxane J. Perruso is Senior Vice President and Associate General Counsel of The Anschutz Corporation, a diversified natural resources company operating in the West for over 50 years. She also is Chief Operating Officer of two Anschutz affiliates that are developing transmission and renewable energy generation projects representing an estimated $8 billion investment in the West’s energy infrastructure.
TransWest Express LLC is developing the 730-mile TransWest Express Transmission Project between southern Wyoming and southern Nevada that will strengthen the regional electric grid and expand access to renewable energy. The TWE Project includes a major Utah Terminal interconnected near the Intermountain Power Plant in Millard County. Power Company of Wyoming LLC is developing the 3,000 MW Chokecherry and Sierra Madre Wind Energy Project on a ranch in Carbon County, Wyoming.
Perruso joined The Anschutz Corporation in 2008 with 25 years of experience across a broad array of legal, land use, real estate and environmental issues. Perruso previously spent six years as an Assistant United States Attorney in the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Colorado, both in the criminal division and in the civil division. As an AUSA, she represented the Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service in land use and environmental matters, including cases brought under the National Environmental Policy Act.
Perruso received a Director’s Award for superior performance as an AUSA from the Department of Justice and awards from the Bureau of Land Management, DOJ’s Environment and Natural Resources Division, the Office of General Counsel, USDA and the Forest Service. Perruso earned her law degree from the University of Colorado, is a member of the Order of the Coif and is admitted to the bar in Colorado.
A lifelong resident of the West, Perruso was born in Arizona and lived in New Mexico, California and Nebraska before moving to Colorado, which has been home for over 30 years.