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Independent Board Member

Rebecca Ranich

Ms. Ranich is a former director at Deloitte Consulting, LLP. She led the firm’s Energy and Sustainability Investment Advisory Services for public sector clients, providing rigorous technical assessment and financial analysis on more than $1 billion of investments. Her practice focused on strategic energy investments designed to mitigate and manage energy supply, demand, and climate change risks. Prior to her position at Deloitte, Ms. Ranich worked at PSG International, where she was a member of the management team leading negotiations to implement the Trans-Caspian Gas Pipeline, a multi-billion dollar, 1,700-kilometer pipeline project transporting natural gas from Turkmenistan to Turkey. She was previously a Vice President at Michael Baker Corporation, an international engineering, energy, and environmental services firm. While at Baker, she held executive responsibility for delivering energy and environmental engineering services in Europe, Russia, and the Caspian region, overseeing projects with a construction value of over $40 billion. She managed offices in London, Naples, Wiesbaden, and Moscow.

Ms. Ranich serves on the National Fuel Gas Board of Directors, is Chair of the Governance and Nominating Committee, and is a member of the Audit Committee. She is a member of the Board of Directors of Cardno Limited, an Australian infrastructure, and global ESG services company, she serves as Chairman of the Board of the Gas Technology Institute and Chair of its Investment Committee, and she is an advisory board member of Yet Analytics, an xAPI data analytics platform. In addition to being an investor in and advisor to emerging technology companies, Ms. Ranich is a member of the Technology Commercialization Panel for the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. Previously, she served as a member of the Board of Directors of Questar Corporation from 2013 to 2016, when Dominion Resources, Inc, acquired Questar. At Questar, she was Chair of the Board’s Governance and Nominating Committee. And she is a former member of the Supervisory Board at Uniper SE, a German power generation and energy supply chain corporation that Fortum acquired in 2020.

Ms. Ranich’s wealth of experience and formidable skills in strategic energy investments, project development, and risk management contribute significantly to the Boardroom. In addition, her work on sustainable environmental practices, disruptive technologies, and extensive global industry experience, including first-hand involvement in high-risk environments and large-scale projects designed to effect significant energy delivery advancements. Ms. Ranich adds a keen understanding of risk and provides a unique global perspective