Viewpoint: 3 key takeaways from the past decade
October 19, 2018 | by Kathryn Klaber
Everyone has their own time for reflections, but autumn is mine.
It was therefore fortuitous that the Pennsylvania Independent Oil & Gas Association (PIOGA) generously invited me to be a speaker at their annual fall conference, addressing "A Decade of Shale Gas in Pennsylvania."
About Kathryn Klaber
Ms. Klaber most recently served as the Marcellus Shale Coalition's CEO, where she worked on behalf of the organization's 300 member companies with elected leaders, regulators and the civic community to advance responsible shale development, and the enhancement of the region's economy and environment. Under her leadership, the MSC grew from a brand new entity aiming to help secure its members' license to operate, to the leading industry group across Appalachia which is now producing 18% of the nation's natural gas.
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 Pennsylvania. 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.
A lifelong Pennsylvanian, she earned her undergraduate degree in environmental science from Bucknell University and her MBA from Carnegie Mellon University, where she received the Enterprise Award for Entrepreneurship.