Bauer Alumna Elizabeth Killinger is Featured Speaker for April Event
As the state’s power demand continues to grow, the way energy is distributed and received no doubt will change. Join the Bauer College Alumni Association for a discussion on how current changes will affect the future of energy with NRG Texas Retail and Reliant president Elizabeth Killinger (BBA ‘91), for the networking breakfast on April 17 at 7 a.m.
BCAA hosts networking breakfast events for alumni to network and hear from Houston’s top professionals at the Houston City Club. The cost is $30.
NRG Texas Retail and Reliant
Serving as NRG Texas Retail and Reliant President, Elizabeth Killinger is responsible for directing all aspects of the leading multi-brand retail business in the state, providing innovative energy solutions and energy-related products to about two million homes and businesses.
Killinger spent the early days of her career in the oilfield services and software development industries. Prior to joining Reliant, Killinger spent 10 years with Arthur Andersen Business Consulting working with companies across the U.S., Norway and London.
She started her NRG career at Reliant in 2002 after working for two years as a consultant, helping prepare the company’s wholesale and retail businesses for electricity deregulation in Texas. In more than a decade at Reliant, she has taken on increasing responsibility across the retail business, and helping guide the company through the game-changing environment in a newly deregulated market.
Killinger is a fourth-generation Texan and has deep roots as a leader for many impactful organizations in the community. She is listed in the 2013 Who’s Who in Energy in Houston, and chairs the March of Dimes Houston Division 2014 March for Babies. She serves on the University of Houston Energy Advisory Board and on the boards of directors for the March of Dimes Houston Chapter, the Center for Hearing and Speech, the North Texas Commission and the Greater Houston Partnership. In addition, she volunteers as the School Board vice chair for Epiphany Lutheran School in Houston and mentors college students for the Newspring Center for Social Entrepreneurship and Business Nurturing.
Elizabeth earned her Bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems from the University of Houston. She is also a homemaker, passionate about her role as wife and mother and enjoys spending time with her family.
By Amanda Sebesta