Full Steam Ahead: Power Across Texas Announces New Board of Directors

    Full Steam Ahead: Power Across Texas Announces New Board of Directors  PR Newswire  AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 27, 2014  AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Power Across Texas (PAT), a statewide 501(c)3 non-profit organization based in Austin, announced its first-ever governance Board of Directors today, evolving from the previous Advisory Board structure. "As PAT grows, we will continue to need strong, forward-thinking leadership," stated PAT Chief Executive Karen R. Johnson. "I look forward to working with each of these leaders in the energy industry and thank them for agreeing to serve."  Now in its seventh year, Power Across Texas is gaining momentum statewide as a thought leader and influential convener on the state's most urgent energy policy issues. Last year, PAT hired Karen R. Johnson to lead the organization as its first Chief Executive. Prior to joining PAT, Johnson, an attorney, served as the chief executive officer of United Ways of Texas and the President of Entergy Texas, one of the state's largest power companies. Since taking the helm, Johnson has increased and diversified membership, ensuring the organization's ability to deliver on its mission "  to promote policy perspectives and assertively communicate the critical energy issues needed to ensure a reliable and affordable energy supply, a robust economy and a bright future for Texas."  The new Board of Directors announced today:   - Chair      Becky Klein, Klein Energy - Vice Chair William Taylor, Calpine - Secretary  Vicki Oswalt, Energy Future Holdings - Treasurer  Ross Phillips, Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) - Member     Michele Mandell, Mandell & Associates, LLC - Member     Marcus Pridgeon, CMC Steel Texas - Member     Darren Schauer, Guadalupe Valley Electric Cooperative (GVEC)  Power Across Texas also announced its Lead Sponsors today, which include: Austin Energy, Calpine Corporation, CPS Energy, CMC Steel Group, Guadalupe Valley Electric Cooperative, Lower Colorado River Valley Authority, Luminant Energy, Sun Edison, LLC, and Nucor Corporation.   In addition, Power Across Texas has grown to include a number of Associate Members and Friends of PAT. A full list can be viewed online at www.poweracrosstexas.org along with more information on the impactful work of the organization.  Contact: Lyda Creus Molanphy, (512) 751-1636  SOURCE Power Across Texas  Website: www.poweracrosstexas.org  
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