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BPUB head named STEM Woman of the Year by Zonta Club

Apr. 3—Marilyn D. Gilbert, General Manager and CEO of the Brownsville Public Utilities Board, has been named Amelia Earhart STEM Woman of the Year by the Zonta Club of Brownsville.


The award recognizes women who have made significant contributions in STEM — science, technology, engineering and math.


Gilbert became the first woman to lead BPUB when the utility’s board appointed her general manager and CEO in February 2023. She joined BPUB in 2000, serving variously as director of key accounts, energy risk manager and director of energy services before leaving in 2014 for jobs in New York and California.