Elizabeth Killinger

Advisor to CEO
Elizabeth Killinger has over 30 years of domestic and international experience in the energy and services industries, including nearly 25 years serving NRG and Reliant. She currently serves as advisor to the CEO until her retirement in 2025.

Prior to this role, she served as Executive Vice President of NRG & President of NRG Home & Reliant, where she and the team grew the division to become the largest competitive residential electricity business in Texas and the United States. For over a decade, she directed all aspects of the NRG Home division, which provides innovative residential power and gas services to millions of customers through multiple brands and channels in the U.S. and Canada. Having played a key role in the company's transition to competitive electricity markets with customer experience at its core, Elizabeth’s vision of the "Era of Personal Power" led NRG to introduce new products that push the energy industry into the future and provide consumers with insights, choices and convenient ways to power their lives.

Elizabeth spent the first decade of her career with a Big 4 Accounting firm serving in the oilfield services, software development and management consulting industries. She started her NRG career at Reliant in 2002 after working for two years as a consultant, helping launch the company's wholesale and retail businesses for electricity deregulation in Texas.

She currently serves on the Audit Committees & Governance and Nominating Committees of the Board of Directors at Helmerich & Payne, Inc. (NYSE:HP), which was founded in 1920 and is the most trusted partner in drilling productivity and reliability, as well as the Board of Directors of TDECU, the largest credit union in Houston and the third largest credit union in Texas. In February 2024, she accepted a gubernatorial appointment to serve on the Texas Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors, helping support and showcase Texas as a thriving state for business.

Deeply committed to making a difference for future generations, Elizabeth assists many impactful organizations. She serves on the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of the Greater Houston Partnership, Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas, and Hope Media Group. In addition, she serves as Marketing & Branding Chair of the Energy Advisory Board at the University of Houston. Elizabeth served as Chair for the nation's largest 2014 March for Babies Campaign, and Chair for the 2015 American Heart Association's Heart Walk. And, in 2017, she was honored to serve on the Super Bowl LI Houston Host Committee as Volunteer Chair.
Elizabeth Killinger