Principal, Klein Energy LLC
Rebecca Klein is Principal of Klein Energy, LLC, an energy and water consulting company
based in Austin, Texas. Her clients include international and domestic companies focused on
penetrating or expanding in North American and whose needs concern regulatory, commercial,
financial, strategic, and/or government affairs expertise. Over the last thirty years she has
worked in Washington, DC and in Texas in the energy, water and national security arenas.
Ms. Klein served as Chairman of the Public Utility Commission of Texas and Ex-Officio Board
Member of ERCOT, during which time she oversaw the restructuring of the State’s $36 billion
electric power industry. She was also the Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Board of the Lower
Colorado River Authority. She has worked at the White House in the Office of Presidential
Personnel where she assisted in recruiting and recommending sub-cabinet level presidential
appointees in the national security arena of government. Her experience in Washington, DC also
includes senior positions at the U.S. Trade Development Agency, the American Enterprise Institute
and as a Senior Fellow at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.
Ms. Klein serves on numerous boards, both privately-held and publicly-traded. Presently, Ms.
Klein sits on the Board of Directors of Avista Corporation, a publicly traded utility serving the
Pacific Northwest. Other Boards on which she currently sits include two fast-growth technology
companies serving the water and power industries. She was recognized as Most Influential
Corporate Board Director by Women Inc. Magazine. She is also the founder of the Texas Energy
Poverty Research Institute, a non-profit that addresses the nexus of energy and poverty in Texas.
She has previously served on the Diversity Advisory Committee of the Federal Communications
Ms. Klein retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Air Force Reserve in January 2015. She
received her academic training at Stanford University (B.A., Biology); Georgetown University
(M.A., National Security Studies); and St. Mary’s Law School (J.D.). She is currently pursuing
her Executive MBA at MIT’s Sloan School of Business (June 2021). She is fluent in Spanish
having grown up partly in Venezuela and Mexico. She is a native of San Antonio, TX.