Sarah Elizabeth Newman-Altamirano serves as General Counsel for Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative. She has a strong background in state and federal regulatory compliance, employment law, corporate governance, contract preparation and negotiation, intellectual property and commercial litigation. Sarah has been named three times as a Texas Rising Star, a designation by the Super Lawyer rating system for the top two percent of Texas lawyers younger than 40. Before joining Bluebonnet, Sarah worked for several private law firms and was senior vice president and general counsel of GECU, one of the largest credit unions in El Paso. Sarah, who grew up in Norman, Okla., earned a degree in criminology and Spanish from the University of Oklahoma and holds a law degree from Southern Methodist University. She is a member of Ascension Catholic Church in Bastrop and volunteers for Women LEAD, a nonprofit organization that offers leadership training for women in Nepal. She and her husband, Sergio, live in Bastrop and have two daughters.