Viewpoint: Keeping energy resilient and reliable

November 21, 2018 | by Kathryn Klaber

The topic of my column this month – resilience. It has been used by Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto and others in the days since the horrific shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Squirrel Hill as a way to describe how Pittsburgh has rebounded in the past and will be able, eventually, to come to terms with this dark chapter.

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Kathryn Klaber

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.