Board of Trustees, 2018-19
Robert (Bob) is a retired Oil & Gas industry leader with more than 30 years domestic and international Exploration and Production (E&P) experience. Bob has held a range of leadership positions including executive, operations management, corporate strategy, project management and capability development with Amoco, BP, and Glori Energy. He served as President of Glori Holdings, and as the Vice President of global Organization Capability for Operations, Health-Safety-Environment, and Engineering within BP’s E&P Segment.
Bob holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from The Ohio State University and is a graduate of the MIT/Sloan School BP Operations Academy. He serves on the Board of Directors for The Source for Women, a Christ-centered non-profit women’s reproductive healthcare provider, and, is a small group leader with Grace Fellowship UMC. He and his wife, Diane, have two grown daughters and one+ grandchildren.
Rebecca (Becky) 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 America and whose needs concern regulatory, commercial, financial, strategic, and/or government affairs expertise. Over the last twenty years she has worked in Washington, DC and in Texas in the energy, water and national security arenas.
Becky served as Chairman of the Public Utility Commission of Texas as well as the Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Board of the Lower Colorado River Authority. Her experience in Washington, DC also includes senior positions at the White House, U.S. Trade Development Agency, the American Enterprise Institute and as a Senior Fellow at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.
Becky sits on various corporate boards and is also the founder of the non-profit, Texas Energy Poverty Research Institute. She also served as a Trustee for the Baptist University of the Americas.
Becky retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Air Force Reserve. 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 and her husband, Dale, live in Austin, Texas.