Dan Hudson became a director in February of 2008 and was elected Chairman of the Board on May 5, 2008. Mr. Hudson is a principal owner of Navasota Energy Partners LP and Montgomery Energy Partners LP, as well as Managing Member and CFO of Navasota Holdings Texas Partners LP, a 1,650 MW ERCOT portfolio. He is responsible for M&A, capital formation/management from private equity, third party debt and equity-raising. During 20 years of industry experience, Mr. Hudson has focused on wholesale electric and gas markets. His background includes asset acquisition and divestiture strategies, implementation and financing at Navigant consulting, Duke Energy North America and NRG Energy. Prior to joining Navigant, Hudson served as Managing Director of Acquisitions and Divestitures for Duke where he led the company’s acquisition and divestiture program. Mr. Hudson received a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minnesota and an MBA from the University of St. Thomas.
Thomas B. White
Mr. White became a director in April 2008 and was named President and Chief Executive Officer in March 2009. From 2006 to March 2009, Mr. White was employed as a director by Stark Investments, a multi-strategy asset management firm. At Stark, Mr. White was responsible for the identification, evaluation, and closing on private equity type investments in physical energy assets and businesses, as well as supporting continuing asset management activities for investments made by Stark through the energy asset team and investment employed through other asset strategies including risk arbitrage and commodity hedging structures. From 2002 to 2006, Mr. White was employed by Marathon Capital, LLC, a boutique investment banking firm focusing on the power generation and renewable energy markets, where he was an officer and Managing Director from 2003 to 2006. At Marathon, Mr. White was the principal executive responsible for banking, origination and marketing activities which included the sourcing, evaluation, and closing of non-recourse financing structures for renewable and conventional energy assets and for managing financial consulting efforts with corporate clients in the acquisition and divesture of energy assets and portfolios in these markets. From 1996 to 2002, Mr. White was employed by Duke Energy, where he was senior director, Developement, for Duke Energy North America from 2001 to 2002 and Vice President, Industrial Services, for Duke Solutions, Inc. from 1997 to 2001. Mr. White received his Bacherlor of Sciences in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois and is a Registered Professional Engineer in the Sate of Illinois. From 2004 to 2007, Mr. White was a Registered Representative and held Series 7 and Series 63 Licenses.