Kathryn Klaber launched The Klaber Group in November 2013, to provide strategic services to businesses and other institutions as they capitalize on shale development in the United States and abroad, and as they manage the impacts of public sector actions across many industries. Ms. Klaber’s career-long experience in energy, economic and environmental issues at the confluence of the private and public sectors brings new perspectives, strategies and implementation to the clients of The Klaber Group.
In 2009, Ms. Klaber launched and led the Marcellus Shale Coalition as its first CEO, growing it to be the premier trade association for the oil and gas industry in the northeastern United States during a high-stakes period. On behalf of the MSC’s member companies, she worked closely with elected leaders, regulators and the civic community to advance the responsible development of the Marcellus, Utica and related shale formations, and the enhancement of the region’s economy and environment. Ms. Klaber facilitated and guided the work of an engaged board of directors and an active membership from approximately 300 companies, responsible for nearly 10% of US natural gas production from Pennsylvania alone. Throughout this rapid growth and intensive scrutiny of industry operations, Ms. Klaber stayed focused on securing the industry’s license to operate, hiring a world-class team, fostering integrity within the organization and the industry, especially on issues related to safety and environmental protection, and bringing lasting value to her members’ businesses.
Kathryn Klaber is a regular speaker on energy issues to major audiences, as well as a featured expert on national television such as Fox Business, national press such as The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post and Associated Press, and in state and regional television, radio and print. She has lectured to industry groups in Australia and at London’s Chatham House.
Prior to joining the MSC, Ms. Klaber served as Executive Vice President for Competitiveness at the Allegheny Conference on Community Development and as the Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Economy League – roles that focused on sustainable prosperity for businesses and residents alike. During the first decade of her career, Ms. Klaber worked for the international environmental, health and safety consulting firm Environmental Resources Management, first at the company’s headquarters in Philadelphia, then in her native Pittsburgh.
Ms. Klaber earned her undergraduate degree in environmental science from Bucknell University and her Masters in Business Administration from Carnegie Mellon University, where she received the Enterprise Award for Entrepreneurship and is currently advising on curriculum as part of a the school’s new Energy Track.