Kathryn Z. Klaber
Kathryn Klaber serves as the Marcellus Shale Coalition’s first CEO. On behalf of the MSC’s member companies, she works 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 facilitates and guides the work of an engaged board of directors and an active membership from approximately 300 companies. Under her leadership, the MSC has grown from a brand new entity aiming to help secure its members’ license to operate, to the leading industry group across Appalachia whose members are responsible for nearly 10% of the nation’s natural gas production from Pennsylvania alone. Throughout this rapid growth and intensive scrutiny of industry operations, Ms. Klaber has stayed focused on 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.
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 Masters in Business Administration from Carnegie Mellon University, where she received the Enterprise Award for Entrepreneurship.
Ms. Klaber lives in southwestern Pennsylvania with her husband and two sons.