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, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cheniere Energy, Inc. (“Cheniere”) and the general partner of Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P. (“Cheniere Partners”), 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 35 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.
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.
Vicky A. Bailey
Since November 2005, Ms. Bailey has been President of Anderson Stratton International, LLC, a strategic consulting and government relations company in Washington, D.C. and an equity owner of BHMM Energy Services. She was a partner with Johnston & Associates, LLC, a public relations firm in Washington, D.C., from March 2004 through October 2006. Prior to joining Johnston & Associates, LLC, Ms. Bailey served as Assistant Secretary for the Office of Policy and International Affairs of the U.S. Department of Energy from 2001 through February 2004. From February 2000 until May 2001, she was President and a director of PSI Energy, Inc., the Indiana electric utility subsidiary of Cinergy Corp. Prior to joining PSI Energy, Ms. Bailey was a Commissioner on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission beginning in 1993. Ms. Bailey currently serves on the board of directors of Equitrans Midstream Corporation, a publicly traded natural gas midstream company, PNM Resources, Inc., publicly-traded energy holding company based in New Mexico, and Battelle Memorial Institute, a private nonprofit applied science and technology development company in Columbus Ohio. Ms. Bailey previously served on the board of directors of EQT Corporation, a publicly traded petroleum and natural gas exploration and pipeline company, from July 2004 to November 2018. In January 2010, Ms. Bailey was appointed as a member of the Secretary of Energy’s Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future. She received a B.S. in Industrial Management from Purdue University and completed the Advanced Management Program at the Wharton School in 2013.
Nuno Brandolini is a member of our Compensation Committee and Governance and Nominating Committee. Mr. Brandolini was a general partner of Scorpion Capital Partners, L.P., a private equity firm organized as a small business investment company, until June 2014. Prior to forming Scorpion Capital and its predecessor firm, Scorpion Holding, Inc., in 1995, Mr. Brandolini served as Managing Director of Rosecliff, Inc., a leveraged buyout fund co-founded by Mr. Brandolini in 1993. Prior to 1993, Mr. Brandolini was a Vice President in the investment banking department of Salomon Brothers, Inc., and a Principal with the Batheus Group and Logic Capital, two venture capital firms. Mr. Brandolini began his career as an investment banker with Lazard Freres & Co. Mr. Brandolini previously served on the board of directors of Lilis Energy, Inc., an oil and gas exploration and production company, from February 2014 to December 2020. Mr. Brandolini received a law degree from the University of Paris and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School.
David B. Kilpatrick
Mr. Kilpatrick previously served as our Lead Director from June 2015 to January 2016. Mr. Kilpatrick has over 30 years of executive, management and operating experience in the oil and gas industry. He has been the President of Kilpatrick Energy Group, which invests in oil and gas ventures and provides executive management consulting services since 1998. Mr. Kilpatrick served on the board of directors and as Chairman of the Compensation and Governance Committee of the general partner of Breitburn Energy Partners, L.P. from March 2008 until April 2018. Mr. Kilpatrick served on the board of managers of Woodbine Holdings, LLC, a privately held company engaged in the acquisition, development and production of oil and natural gas properties in Texas from June 2011 until December 2016. In May 2013, he was elected Chairman of the Board of Applied Natural Gas Fuels, Inc., a producer and distributor of liquefied natural gas fuel for the transportation and industrial markets and served until the sale of the company in February 2018. He also served on the board of directors of PYR Energy Corporation, a publicly traded oil and gas exploration and production company, from 2001 to 2007 and of Whittier Energy Corporation, a publicly traded oil and gas field exploration services company, from 2004 to 2007. He was the President and Chief Operating Officer of Monterey Resources, Inc., an independent oil and gas company, from 1996 to 1998 and has held various management positions with Santa Fe Energy Resources, an oil and gas production company from 1983 to 1996. Mr. Kilpatrick received a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Southern California and a B.A. in Geology and Physics from Whittier College.
Sean T. Klimczak is a director of the Company. Mr. Klimczak is a Senior Managing Director and the Global Head of Infrastructure for The Blackstone Group L.P., a global investment firm. Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Klimczak was an Associate at Madison Dearborn Partners from 2001 to 2003. Prior to that, Mr. Klimczak worked in the Mergers & Acquisitions department of Morgan Stanley & Company’s Investment Banking Division from 1998 to 2001. Mr. Klimczak currently serves as a director of Transmission Developers Inc., a North American independent transmission provider, and The Blackstone Charitable Foundation. He also serves as a member of the Alumni Board of Harvard Business School, the Board of Trustees of Saint David’s School and the University of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business Advisory Council. Mr. Klimczak previously served on the board of directors of the General Partner of Cheniere Partners from September 2012 to August 2017, as well as on the boards of Gridliance Holdco, LP, Custom Truck One Source, Lightstone Generation LLC, Lonestar Generation LLC, Fisterra Energy, WindMW Gmbh, Sithe Global Power LLC and Onyx Renewable Partners, L.P. Mr. Klimczak received a BBA in Finance and Business Economics from the University of Notre Dame, where he graduated summa cum laude and was elected to Beta Gamma Sigma, and an MBA with High Distinction from Harvard Business School, where he graduated with the highest academic standing in his class and was selected as a Baker Scholar, a John L. Loeb Fellow, a Henry Ford II Scholar and a William J. Carey Scholar. Mr. Klimczak was named a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader in 2015.
Mr. Langham has been General Counsel of Icahn Enterprises L.P. (a diversified holding company engaged in a variety of businesses, including investment, automotive, energy, food packaging, metals, real estate and home fashion) since 2014. From 2005 to 2014, Mr. Langham was Assistant General Counsel of Icahn Enterprises. Prior to joining Icahn Enterprises, Mr. Langham was an associate at Latham & Watkins LLP focusing on corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, and general corporate matters. Mr. Langham has been a director of: Herc Holdings Inc., an equipment rental supplier, since April 2020; Occidental Petroleum Corporation, an oil and gas exploration and production company, since March 2020; Welbilt, Inc., a commercial foodservice equipment manufacturer, since 2016. Mr. Langham was previously a director of: CVR Partners, LP, a nitrogen fertilizer company from 2015 to March 2021, CVR Energy, Inc., a diversified holding company primarily engaged in the petroleum refining and nitrogen fertilizer manufacturing industries, from 2014 to 2017, CVR Refining, LP, an independent downstream energy limited partnership, from 2014 to 2019; Freeport-McMoRan Inc., a leading international mining company, from 2015 to 2018; and Newell Brands Inc., a global marketer of consumer and commercial products, in 2018. CVR Partners and CVR Energy are each indirectly controlled by Carl C. Icahn, and CVR Refining was previously indirectly controlled by Mr. Icahn. Mr. Icahn also has non-controlling interests in Herc Holdings, Occidental, Welbilt, Freeport-McMoRan and Newell Brands through the ownership of securities. Mr. Langham received a B.A. from Whitman College and a J.D. from the University of Washington.
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 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, and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants, the National Association of Corporate Directors, Financial Executives International and an advisory board member of the Institute for Ethics 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.
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. He currently serves on the Advisory Board of Green Key Technologies, a financial Voice over Internet Protocol (“VoIP”) technology company. Mr. Shear also serves 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; Sable Permian Resources LLC, an independent oil and natural gas company focused on the acquisition, development and production of unconventional oil and natural gas reserves within the Permian Basin of West Texas, since May 2017; and 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.
Mr. Teno has been a Portfolio Manager of Icahn Capital, the entity through which Carl C. Icahn manages investment funds, since October 2020. Mr. Teno currently serves as a director of Herc Holdings Inc., an equipment rental company, and FirstEnergy Corp., an electric utility company. From 2011 to 2020, prior to joining Icahn Capital, Mr. Teno worked at Fir Tree Partners, a New York based private investment firm that invests worldwide in public and private companies, real estate and sovereign debt, where he focused on value investing across capital structures, industries and geographies. Mr. Teno also served on the board of directors of Eco-Stim Energy Solutions, Inc., an oilfield services and technology company, from 2017 to 2018. Prior to joining Fir Tree, Mr. Teno worked at Crestview Partners from 2009 to 2011 as an associate in their Private Equity business. Prior to joining Crestview, Mr. Teno worked at Gleacher Partners, an M&A boutique, from 2007 to 2009. Mr. Teno received an undergraduate business degree from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 2007.