NRG Energy

Board of Directors

E. Spencer Abraham
E. Spencer Abraham

E. Spencer Abraham has been a director of NRG since December 2012. Previously, he served as a director of GenOn Energy, Inc. from January 2012 to December 2012. He is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Abraham Group, an international strategic consulting firm based in Washington, D.C which he founded in 2005. Prior to that, Secretary Abraham served as Secretary of Energy under President George W. Bush from 2001 through January 2005 and was a U.S. Senator for the State of Michig... 
Howard E. Cosgrove
Chairman of the Board
Chair, Nuclear Oversight Committee
Howard E. Cosgrove
Chairman of the Board
Chair, Nuclear Oversight Committee


Howard E. Cosgrove has served as Chairman of the Board and a director of NRG since December 2003. He was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Conectiv and its predecessor Delmarva Power and Light Company from December 1992 to August 2002. Prior to December 1992, Mr. Cosgrove held various positions with Delmarva Power and Light including Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Cosgrove serves on the Board of Trustees of the University of Delaware and the Hagl... 

Kirbyjon H. Caldwell
Kirbyjon H. Caldwell

Kirbyjon H. Caldwell has been a director of NRG since March 2009. He was a director of Reliant Energy, Inc. from August 2003 to March 2009. Since 1982, he has served as Senior Pastor at the 16,000-member Windsor Village United Methodist Church in Houston, Texas. Pastor Caldwell was also a director of United Continental Holdings, Inc. (formerly Continental Airlines, Inc.) from 1999 to September 2011.

As a result of his six years of service as a director of Reliant Ener... 

Lawrence S. Coben
Chair, Home and Renew Committee
Lawrence S. Coben
Chair, Home and Renew Committee


Lawrence S. Coben has been a director of NRG since December 2003. He is currently Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Tremisis Energy Corporation LLC. Dr. Coben was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Tremisis Energy Acquisition Corporation II, a publicly held company, from July 2007 through March 2009 and of Tremisis Energy Acquisition Corporation from February 2004 to May 2006. From January 2001 to January 2004, he was a Senior Principal of Sunrise Capital Partners L.... 

David Crane
President and Chief Executive Officer
David Crane
President and Chief Executive Officer


David Crane has served as President, Chief Executive Officer and on the Board of Directors of NRG since December 2003. Crane leads NRG’s transformation into the nation’s premier energy company positioned for a sustainable energy future—developing new solar, wind, high efficiency gas and other generation sources while growing NRG’s retail, carbon capture and electric vehicle service businesses. Crane has been recognized for exemplary leadership, receiving such awards as Ernst & Young’s 2010 T... 
Terry G. Dallas
Terry G. Dallas

Terry G. Dallas has been a director of NRG since December 2012. Previously, he served as a director of GenOn from December 2010 to December 2012.  Mr. Dallas served as a director of Mirant Corporation from 2006 until December 2010. Mr. Dallas was also the former Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Unocal Corporation, an oil and gas exploration and production company prior to its merger with Chevron Corporation, from 2000 to 2005. Prior to that, Mr. Dallas hel... 

William E. Hantke
Chair, Audit Committee
William E. Hantke
Chair, Audit Committee


William E. Hantke has been a director of NRG since March 2006. Mr. Hantke served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Premcor, Inc., a refining company, from February 2002 until December 2005. Mr. Hantke was Corporate Vice President of Development of Tosco Corporation, a refining and marketing company, from September 1999 until September 2001, and he also served as Corporate Controller from December 1993 until September 1999. Prior to that position, he was... 

Paul W. Hobby
Chair, Nuclear Oversight Subcommittee
Paul W. Hobby
Chair, Nuclear Oversight Subcommittee


Paul W. Hobby has been a director of NRG since March 2006.  Mr. Hobby is founding Chairman of Genesis Park LP, a Houston-based private equity business specializing in technology and communications investments.  In that capacity, he served from 2004 - 2011 as the CEO of Alpheus Communications, L.P., a Texas wholesale telecommunications provider, and as Former Chairman of CapRock Services, Inc., the largest provider of satellite services to the global energy business.  He serves... 

Edward R. Muller
Vice Chairman of the Board
Edward R. Muller
Vice Chairman of the Board


Edward R. Muller has served as Vice Chairman of the Board and a director of NRG since December 2012. Previously, he served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of GenOn Energy, Inc. from December 2010 to December 2012. He also served as President of GenOn from August 2011 to December 2012. Prior to that, Mr. Muller served as the Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mirant Corporation from 2005 to December 2010. He served as President and Chief Executive Off... 

Anne C. Schaumburg
Anne C. Schaumburg

Anne C. Schaumburg has been a director of NRG since April 2005. From 1984 until her retirement in January 2002, she was Managing Director of Credit Suisse First Boston and a Senior Banker in the Global Energy Group. From 1979 to 1984, she was in the Utilities Group at Dean Witter Financial Services Group, where she last served as Managing Director. From 1971 to 1978, she was at The First Boston Corporation in the Public Utilities Group. Ms. Schaumburg is also a director of Broo... 

Evan J. Silverstein
Chair, Finance and Risk Management Committee
Evan J. Silverstein
Chair, Finance and Risk Management Committee


Evan J. Silverstein has been a director of NRG since December 2012. Previously, he served as a director of GenOn from August 2006 to December 2012. He served as General Partner and Portfolio Manager of SILCAP LLC, a market-neutral hedge fund that principally invests in utilities and energy companies, from January 1993 until his retirement in December 2005. Previously, he served as portfolio manager specializing in utilities and energy companies and as senior equity utility anal... 

Thomas H. Weidemeyer
Chair, Governance and Nominating Committee
Thomas H. Weidemeyer
Chair, Governance and Nominating Committee


Thomas H. Weidemeyer has been a director of NRG since December 2003. Until his retirement in December 2003, Mr. Weidemeyer served as Director, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of United Parcel Service, Inc., the world's largest transportation company and President of UPS Airlines. Mr. Weidemeyer became Manager of the Americas International Operation in 1989, and in that capacity directed the development of the UPS delivery network throughout Central and South A... 

Walter R. Young
Chair, Compensation Committee
Walter R. Young
Chair, Compensation Committee


Walter R. Young has been a director of NRG since December 2003. From May 1990 to June 2003, Mr. Young was Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of Champion Enterprises, Inc., an assembler and manufacturer of manufactured homes. Mr. Young has held senior management positions with The Henley Group, The Budd Company and BFGoodrich.

Mr. Young brings a wide array of experience, expertise and points of view to the Board as a result of his service as a former chief ...