DALLAS – Energy Future Holdings today announced the appointment of two prominent North Texas community leaders to its Sustainable Energy Advisory Board. Mabrie Jackson and Heather Reynolds join the SEAB eight additional members to provide input on the company’s policies and practices. Jackson represents economic development interests on the SEAB and Reynolds represents residential customers.
Mabrie Jackson is the president and CEO of the North Texas Commission, where she focuses on the NTC’s strategic planning efforts and regional advocacy to help the collaborative organization advance the economically vibrant North Texas area. Prior to NTC, Jackson’s varied background includes public service on the Plano City Council, roles with Fortune 500 companies and, most recently, serving as the interim president and CEO of the Plano Chamber of Commerce.
Heather Reynolds is president and CEO at Catholic Charities Fort Worth, where she oversees the strategic direction for the non-profit’s work to end poverty in the community. Reynolds acts as the national advisor to the United States Council of Catholic Bishops Subcommittee on Pastoral Care of Migrants, Refugees and Travelers, and is a member of the USCCB Migration Refugee Services Diocesan Advisory Group, the Notre Dame Lab for Economic Opportunities Advisory Committee and the Catholic Charities USA Board of Trustees.
The SEAB was formed in 2008 to create an advisory board comprised of individuals with deep knowledge of the issues affecting customers, economic development, environment, labor, and reliability/technology.
“We are pleased to welcome Mabrie and Heather to the Sustainable Energy Advisory Board and believe EFH will benefit greatly from their valuable experience and perspectives,” said William Reilly, SEAB chair. “EFH is committed to doing business in a collaborative manner with our stakeholders, and I’m confident Mabrie and Heather will be strong voices for the communities and constituencies we serve.”
Jackson and Reynolds join the eight additional SEAB members:
·William Reilly, former EPA Administrator and EFH board member (SEAB chair)
·John J. Bick, managing principal of Priority Power Management, LLC (business customer representative)
·Ralph Cavanagh, co-director of the Natural Resources Defense Council’s energy program (environmental representative)
·Henry A.Courtright, senior vice president of member and external relations at the Electric Power Research Institute (reliability/technology representative)
·Jim Hunter, director of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers utility department (labor representative)
·Sam R. Jones, retired president and CEO of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (reliability/technology representative)
·James D. Marston, vice president of U.S. climate and energy at the Environmental Defense Fund (environmental representative)
·Charles O’Neal, lead consultant for Strategique and past president of the Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce (economic development representative)
Additional information about the SEAB and its members can be found here.
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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 more than 1.7 million customers in Texas. Luminant has approximately 15,400 MW of generation inTexas, 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 Texaswith 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.