Elizabeth Killinger appointed to TxEDC board of directors

February 26, 2024

Gov. Greg Abbott appointed Elizabeth Killinger to the Texas Economic Development Corporation (TxEDC) Board of Directors. TxEDC is part of a private-public partnership with the governor’s Office of Economic Development and Tourism (EDT). EDT is responsible for marketing Texas as the best state for business on a domestic and global scale. 

Killinger brings 30 years of domestic and international experience in the energy and services industries to the role. She currently serves on the Energy Advisory Board at the University of Houston (UH) – a volunteer board composed of energy industry experts and leaders dedicated to advancing energy education and research.

She also serves on UH’s Bauer College Board, where she advises the college’s dean on critical issues. 

Killinger is the current executive vice president of NRG, president of NRG Home and Reliant Energy and a member of the board of directors for Helmerich & Payne. She also serves on several non-profit boards.

She is a sixth-generation Texan and a native Houstonian. She received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management Information Systems from UH.

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