DALLAS – Energy Future Holdings has appointed Chris Burls director of investor relations. Burls, who joined the company in 2002, will lead the EFH investor relations function, serving as the primary point of contact for the investor community. He will be responsible for the organization and management of quarterly earnings calls and will represent the company at financial conferences and road shows.
Burls brings impressive credentials and over 12 years of experience working at EFH, Luminant and TXU Energy in various capacities, including finance, strategic planning, public policy and corporate strategy.
Burls came to TXU Energy in 2002, first working in financial planning and analysis and later in public policy strategy.
From 2005 to 2012, he held multiple positions in corporate strategy at TXU Corp. and EFH, with duties such as evaluating mergers and acquisitions transactions and key strategic issues impacting company operations, including national cap and trade legislation, pending EPA regulation for criteria pollutants, national renewable energy standards and more.
Most recently, Burls was director of strategy and corporate initiatives for Luminant, evaluating and developing strategies for pending GHG regulation for new and existing power plants, as well as initiatives to help improve company profitability.
Prior to joining the company, Burls worked for a venture capital firm focused on Internet-related investments and was an investment banking analyst for Morgan Stanley’s corporate finance division focused on the oil and gas industry.
He holds an MBA from Duke University and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Florida A&M University.
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About Energy Future Holdings
EFH is a Dallas-based holding company engaged in competitive and regulated energy market activities, primarily in Texas. Its portfolio of competitive businesses consists primarily of Luminant, which is engaged largely in power generation and related mining activities, wholesale power marketing and energy trading, and TXU Energy, a retail electricity provider with 1.7 million customers in Texas. Luminant has approximately 15,400 MW of generation in Texas, including 2,300 MW fueled by nuclear power and 8,000 MW fueled by coal. Luminant is also one of the largest purchasers of wind-generated electricity in Texas and the United States. EFH’s regulated operations consist of Oncor, which operates the largest electricity distribution and transmission system in Texas with more than 3.2 million delivery points and 119,000 miles of distribution and transmission lines. While EFH indirectly owns approximately 80 percent of Oncor, the management of Oncor reports to a separate board with a majority of directors that are independent from EFH.