About Rebecca Klein
Rebecca Klein is Principal of Klein Energy, LLC, an energy consulting company based in Austin, Texas. Her clients include international and domestic companies focused on penetrating, or expanding in, the North American power sector whose needs concern regulatory, commercial, financial and/or government affairs expertise. Over the last 20 years, she has worked in Washington, DC and in Texas in the energy, water and national security arenas. Prior to starting her own company in 2006, Ms. Klein was the Chairman of the Public Utility Commission of Texas. She worked extensively with other state PUC commissioners and federal regulators on issues related to power, water and critical infrastructure protection. From 2007 to 2013, Ms. Klein was Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Lower Colorado River Authority, the largest river authority in Texas. During her tenure she helped shepherd advances in the way LCRA implements water management, water permitting and water rate methods. Following the World Trade Center bombings in 2001, Ms. Klein was appointed to the Texas Homeland Defense Task Force which was tasked to identify and mitigate security vulnerabilities for the state across power, water and telecommunications assets. Presently, Ms. Klein sits on the Board of Directors of Avista Corporation, a publicly-traded utility headquartered in Spokane, WA. Other Boards on which she currently sits include National Institute for Renewable Energy and Texas Energy Poverty Research Institute. Ms. Klein is a retired Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Air Force Reserve. She is a veteran of Desert Storm where she served in Saudi Arabia. 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 fluent in Spanish having grown up partly in Venezuela and Mexico. She is a native of San Antonio, TX.