Introducing Demetrius Payton

I was born in Leesville, Louisiana in 1969. I was one of the last of my family to be birth by midwife.

I am the Sr. Manager of the Data Center Operations department at CPS Energy. I have been with CPS Energy for two years.

In my role at CPS Energy, my responsibilities include Windows Server Team, Storage, Monitoring, Unix Server Team, Network Route Switch Team and Unified Communications Team.

I have received my Bachelor of Science Electronic Engineering Technology and Bachelor of Science in Business from Wayland Baptist University. In addition, I have received my Master of Art in Computer Resources and Information Management from Webster University.

I served 25 years of military service. I enlisted in the Air Force and served 15 years working on hydraulic and pneumatic systems on C-5A, C-130, and C-17.

I was stationed, traveled and was deployed to Kelly/Lackland AFB, Dover AFB, Tinker AFB, Chanute AFB, Billy Mitchell Air Field, Travis AFB, Hickam AFB, Anderson AFB, Kadena AFB, Elmendorf AFB, McChord AFB.

I am a Desert Storm and Operation Enduring Freedom Veteran.

I was commissioned, in the Army, in 2002. I served for 10 years retiring on March 3, 2013. I was stationed and traveled to Fort Sam Houston, Louisville, Boston, Lafayette and Fort Knox.

I have been married to my wife, Michelle, for 29 years. We celebrated our 25th anniversary in Barbados.

We have twin daughters. Felicia and Clarissa are 27 years.

They were born here in San Antonio and both attended the University Of Houston on track scholarships.

Felicia recently graduated with her LVN and will graduate from RN school in July 2018.

Clarissa was the first to graduate from college. She ran track (800m) for 3 years and was the only of my children to have a photo with my beloved mother when the day came.

We also have a 25 year old son. His name is Quintin.

He was born in San Antonio as well. I call him #onlybegotten.

Quintin graduated from Texas A&M Corpus Christi. Currently he is attending graduate school in Pensacola at West Florida University.

I have a grandson, Nehemiah. He was born 3 months premature. We call him Nemo.

He is eight now and the prince of the family. I call him #legacy

This little flower is my beautiful granddaughter, Anaya.

She turned three years old and is running the house...

Here is the full crew.

One of my passions is running.

When given an opportunity, I like to swing the clubs.


The last marathon was in Houston this November 2017. I have ran 12 full marathons and 12 half marathons.

I have raised nearly $10,000 over the years for the American Cancer Society. My wife and I are cancer survivors. My mom succumb to breast cancer last year.

I have promised her that I will continue to run and fundraise while I can.

Management Mantra

  • Cost Center Management
  • Service Level Management
  • Capacity Planning
  • Resource Management
  • Own your area of responsibility
  • Communicate effectively
  • People are our the most important asset
  • Service is one of the keys
I have traveled to a lot of different places Hawaii, Alaska, Barbados, Mumbai, Utah, Colorado and Chicago to name a few. I still have some places on my bucket list I want to hit up.
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