Independent DirectorMs. Rebecca A. Klein is an Independent Director of the Company. She is Principal of Klein Energy, LLC, an energy consulting company based in Austin, Texas. Over the last 25 years she has worked in Washington, DC and in Texas in the energy, telecommunications and national security arenas. Ms. Kleins professional experience also includes service with KPMG Consulting where she headed the development of the companys Office of Government Affairs and Industry Relations in Washington, DC. She also served as a Senior Fellow with Georgetown Universitys McDonough School of Business. She has served as chair of the board of the Lower Colorado River Authority, a public power utility owning generation, transmission, and water services across the central Texas area. In addition, she sits on the board of GroupNIRE, a company focused on developing energy resources from early stage technologies to commercial deployment, and on the board of Aiqueous, a water software company
Age: 50 Director Since 2010Klein earned a Juris Doctor from St. Mary?s University School of Law in San Antonio, Texas. She also holds a Master of Arts in National Security Studies from Georgetown University and a Bachelor of Arts in Human Biology from Stanford University. She is a member of the State Bar of Texas. She has served as a commissioner with the Texas Public Utilities Commission and subsequently as its chair. Her areas of legal expertise include energy and telecommunications.