Jack A. Fusco
President and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Fusco has served as President and Chief Executive Officer since May 2016 and as a director since June 2016. In addition, Mr. Fusco serves as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Cheniere Energy Partners GP, LLC (“Cheniere Partners GP”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cheniere Energy, Inc. (“Cheniere”) and the general partner of Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P., a publicly-traded limited partnership that is operating the Sabine Pass LNG terminal. Mr. Fusco is also a Manager, President and Chief Executive Officer of the general partner of Sabine Pass LNG, L.P. and Chief Executive Officer of Sabine Pass Liquefaction, LLC. Mr. Fusco received recognition as Best CEO in the electric industry by Institutional Investor in 2012 as ranked by all industry analysts and for Best Investor Relations by a CEO or Chairman among all mid-cap companies by IR Magazine in 2013. Institutional Investor also recognized Mr. Fusco as the 2020 All-American Executive Team Best CEO in the natural gas industry.
Mr. Fusco served as Chief Executive Officer of Calpine Corporation (“Calpine”) from August 2008 to May 2014 and as Executive Chairman of Calpine from May 2014 through May 11, 2016. Mr. Fusco served as a member of the board of directors of Calpine from August 2008 until March 2018, when the sale of Calpine to an affiliate of Energy Capital Partners and a consortium of other investors was completed. Mr. Fusco was recruited by Calpine’s key shareholders in 2008, just as that company was emerging from bankruptcy. Calpine grew to become America’s largest generator of electricity from natural gas, safely and reliably meeting the needs of an economy that demands cleaner, more fuel-efficient and dependable sources of electricity. As Chief Executive Officer of Calpine, Mr. Fusco managed a team of approximately 2,300 employees and led one of the largest purchasers of natural gas in America, a successful developer of new gas-fired power generation facilities and a company that prudently managed the inherent commodity trading and balance sheet risks associated with being a merchant power producer.
Mr. Fusco’s career of over 38 years in the energy industry began with his employment at Pacific Gas & Electric Company upon graduation from California State University, Sacramento with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering in 1984. He joined Goldman Sachs 13 years later as a Vice President with responsibility for commodity trading and marketing of wholesale electricity, a role that led to the creation of Orion Power Holdings, an independent power producer that Mr. Fusco helped found with backing from Goldman Sachs, where he served as President and Chief Executive Officer from 1998-2002. In 2004, he was asked to serve as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Texas Genco LLC by a group of private institutional investors, and successfully managed the transition of that business from a subsidiary of a regulated utility to a strong and profitable independent company, generating a more than 5-fold return for shareholders upon its merger with NRG in 2006. Mr. Fusco is currently on the board of directors of the American-Italian Cancer Foundation, a non-profit organization supporting cancer research and education.
G. Andrea Botta
Chairman of the Board
Mr. Botta has served as President of Glenco LLC, (“Glenco”) a private investment company since February 2006. Prior to joining Glenco, Mr. Botta served as Managing Director of Morgan Stanley from 1999 to February 2006. Before joining Morgan Stanley, he was President of EXOR America, Inc. (formerly IFINT-USA, Inc.) from 1993 until September 1999 and for more than five years prior thereto, Vice President of Acquisitions of IFINT-USA, Inc. From March 2008 until February 2018, Mr. Botta served on the board of directors of Graphic Packaging Holding Company. Mr. Botta earned a degree in Economics and Business Administration from the University of Torino in 1976.
Ms. Collawn is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of PNM Resources, Inc., a publicly-traded energy holding company based in New Mexico, becoming Chairman in 2012 and CEO in 2010. From 2010 to May 2022, Ms. Collawn also served as President of PNM Resources. Ms. Collawn joined PNM Resources in 2007 as President, Utilities, prior to her promotion to President and Chief Operating Officer in 2008. From 2005 to 2007, Ms. Collawn served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Public Service Company of Colorado, an operating utility that is a subsidiary Xcel Energy, Inc. Ms. Collawn has served on the board of directors of Equitrans Midstream Corporation, a publicly traded natural gas midstream company, since April 2020. Ms. Collawn previously served on the board of directors of CTS Corporation, a publicly traded designer and manufacturer of sensors, actuators and electronic components for various industries, from 2003 to May 2021. Ms. Collawn also previously served as Chairman of the Electric Power Research Institute, an independent, non-profit center for public interest energy and environmental research, including sustainability and carbon reduction matters, and Chairman of the Edison Electric Institute, a national association of investor-owned electric companies. Ms. Collawn received a B.A. from Drake University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
Brian E. Edwards
Mr. Edwards is a Senior Vice President of Caterpillar Inc. with responsibility for the Caterpillar Remanufacturing Division, which offers high-quality, lower-cost replacement parts remanufactured from genuine Caterpillar components. Mr. Edwards joined Caterpillar in 2010 as Vice President of Sales and Marketing at the company’s wholly owned subsidiary, Progress Rail. He continued rising in the leadership ranks at Progress Rail, serving in many roles, including Executive Vice President of rolling stock. Prior to joining Caterpillar, Mr. Edwards spent more than 20 years gaining expertise in manufacturing, engineering and supply chain roles at GE and General Motors. Mr. Edwards holds a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Youngstown State University and a master’s degree in Manufacturing Management from GMI Engineering & Management Institute (now Kettering University). Mr. Edwards completed the Caterpillar “Digging Deep” executive development program through Stanford University. Mr. Edwards is affiliated with United Way, March of Dimes and Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. He grew up in the “Steel Valley” in small town Struthers, Ohio.
Ms. Gray previously served as Director External Affairs and Government Relations, North America for LG Energy Solution Michigan Inc., the North American subsidiary of LG Energy Solution Ltd, a manufacturer of large lithium-ion battery cells and packs for electric vehicles and other energy storage applications, from March 2022 until her retirement in May 2023. Ms. Gray previously served as CEO/President and Board Member of LG Chem Power Inc./LG Chem Michigan Inc./LG Energy Solution Michigan Inc. from September 2015 to March 2022. In that position, her team provided battery solutions for automotive and non-automotive applications. Ms. Gray served on the board of directors for Tenneco from March 2019 to November 2022; has served on the board of directors of Canadian National Railway since April 2021, the Board on Energy and Environmental Systems since January 2020, and the Advisory Board of the Joint Office of Energy and Transportation Electric Vehicle Working Group since August 2023; and as Member of The National Academy of Engineering since February 2022. Ms. Gray previously held automotive leadership positions with AVL List GmbH in Graz, Austria from 2013 to 2015 and Atieva, Inc. in Redwood City, California from 2010 to 2013. The vast majority of Ms. Gray’s 35+ year professional career was with General Motors from 1986 to 2010, where she spearheaded efforts in vehicle electrical, powertrain system controls, and software, including battery systems. Ms. Gray holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Kettering University and a M.S. in Engineering Management of Technology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Ms. Mitchelmore was recently the President and Chief Executive Officer of Enlighten Innovations Inc., a Calgary based clean technology company. Prior to that, she was President and Canada Country Chair of Shell Canada Limited and Executive Vice President, Americas Heavy Oil for Royal Dutch Shell. She has more than 30 years of international oil and gas industry experience. Throughout her career, she has served with increasing responsibility in operational, strategy, and commercial roles. Prior to joining Shell in 2002, she worked with BHP Petroleum, Chevron, and Petro-Canada.
Ms. Mitchelmore has served as a director of the Bank of Montreal, a diversified financial services provider, since May 2015 and Suncor Energy Inc., a premier integrated energy company, since November 2019, and on the Board of Advisors of Catalyst Canada since 2018 and the Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo) since January 2022. She previously served on the board of directors of TransMountain Corporation from November 2018 to December 2019.
Ms. Mitchelmore is currently an associate of the Creative Destruction Lab where she is a mentor to many early-stage energy transition companies. She is co-founder and co-chair of the Smart Prosperity Initiative, an organization focused on harnessing new thinking to accelerate Canada’s transition to a stronger, cleaner economy. From 2017 to 2018, she chaired the Resources of the Future Economic Strategy table for the Canadian federal government. She has been named a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, awarded the Catalyst Canada Champion Honors Award in 2014, recognizing commitment to Diversity and Inclusion, and was a recipient of Canada’s 2016 Clean16 award for leadership in advancing sustainable development in Canada.
Ms. Mitchelmore holds a BSc in Geophysics from Memorial University of Newfoundland, an MSc in Geophysics from the University of Melbourne, Australia and an MBA from Kingston Business School in London, England.
Donald F. Robillard, Jr.
Mr. Robillard served as a director and the Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Risk Officer of Hunt Consolidated, Inc. (“Hunt”), a private holding company with interests in oil and gas exploration and production, refining, real estate development, private equity investments and ranching, from July 2015 until his retirement on January 31, 2017. Mr. Robillard began his association with Hunt in 1983 as Manager of International Accounting for Hunt Oil Company, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hunt. Serving nine of his 34 years of service to the Hunt organization in Yemen in various accounting, finance and management positions, Mr. Robillard returned to the United States to join Hunt’s executive team in 1992. Mr. Robillard was named Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Hunt in April 2007. Mr. Robillard also served, from February 2016 through August of 2017, as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of ES Xplore, LLC, a direct hydrocarbon indicator technology company which in 2016 was spun out of Hunt. He is currently President of Robillard Consulting, LLC, an oil and gas advisory firm. Mr. Robillard is currently on the board of directors of Helmerich & Payne, Inc., a publicly-traded oil and gas drilling company. He is a Certified Public Accountant, a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants, the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD Directorship Certified), Financial Executives International and an advisory board member of the Institute for Excellence in Corporate Governance at the Naveen Jindal School of Management at the University of Texas at Dallas. Mr. Robillard received a B.B.A. from the University of Texas, Austin.
Matthew Runkle is a Senior Managing Director and Head of Renewables and Midstream within the Infrastructure Group for Blackstone Inc., an alternative asset management firm. Since joining Blackstone in October 2017, Mr. Runkle has been involved in the execution of Blackstone investments, including Invenergy Renewables, Cheniere Partners and Tallgrass Energy. Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Runkle spent 15 years at ArcLight Capital Partners, LLC, a private equity firm focused on energy infrastructure investments. While at ArcLight, Mr. Runkle sourced, executed, and actively managed investments in assets and companies across the power and midstream sectors. Prior to that, Mr. Runkle began his career at The NorthBridge Group as an analyst, where he focused on corporate strategy for vertically integrated utilities. Mr. Runkle has served as a director of Tallgrass Energy Partners GP, L.P., a midstream energy infrastructure company, since March 2019, and previously served as a director of Cheniere Partners GP from July 2021 to April 2023. He also serves as chair of the Brooklyn Community Board of the Jeremiah Program, a non-profit social services organization. Mr. Runkle holds a Bachelor's degree in Geology and Geophysics from Yale University.
Neal A. Shear
Mr. Shear is Senior Advisor and Chair of the Advisory Committee of Onyxpoint Global Management LP. Mr. Shear served as Interim Special Advisor to the Chief Executive Officer of Cheniere from May 2016 to November 2016 and as Interim Chief Executive Officer and President of Cheniere from December 2015 to May 2016. Mr. Shear was the Chief Executive Officer of Higgs Capital Management, a commodity focused hedge fund until September 2014. Prior to Higgs Capital Management, Mr. Shear served as Global Head of Securities at UBS Investment Bank from January 2010 to March of 2011. Previously, Mr. Shear was a Partner at Apollo Global Management, LLC, where he served as the Head of the Commodities Division. Prior to Apollo Global Management, Mr. Shear spent 26 years at Morgan Stanley serving in various roles including Head of the Commodities Division, Global Head of Fixed Income, Co-Head of Institutional Sales and Trading, and Chair of the Commodities Business. Mr. Shear has served as a director and limited partner of ESG Energy Holdings LLC, a company formed to buy refining and other assets for the purpose of improving their environmental footprint in the production of energy-related products, since February 2022; as an Advisor to WasteFuel, a waste to fuels company that converts municipal waste into biofuel, since March 2022; as a director of Galileo Technologies S.A., a global provider of modular technologies for compressed natural gas and LNG production and transportation, since February 2017; and as a director of Narl Refining Inc., the refining arm of North Atlantic Holdings St John’s Newfoundland, since November 2014. Mr. Shear received a B.S. from the University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business Management in 1976 and an M.B.A. from Cornell University, Johnson School of Business in 1978.