Our Team

Kathryn Klaber

Kathryn Klaber leads The Klaber Group, providing strategic services to businesses and other institutions as they capitalize on shale development in the United States and abroad.  Ms. Klaber’s career-long experience in energy, economic and environmental issues at the confluence of the private and public sectors brings new perspectives, strategies and implementation to the clients of The Klaber Group.  Examples of The Klaber Group’s engagements include:


Leadership team member responsible for all public affairs and community engagement for multi-state pipeline


Strategic communication and economic impact analyses to facilitate permitting for multi-state pipeline client


Social and economic impact analyses to support major petrochemical development project


Political and regulatory decision tool development for E&P company in planning well development program


 Creation and leadership of TriState Infrastructure Council, prioritizing public-private development needs and opportunities in the Ohio River Valley


United Kingdom-based client work for E&P and supply chain clients on emerging shale development and the technical, regulatory and public affairs framework needed for success


 Market research and business development support for former coal-fired electric generation site, global water management company, multi-state law firm, global environmental consulting firm and leading international management consulting firm


  Technology and market evaluation for private equity clients, economic development organizations and university

Ms. Klaber launched and led the Marcellus Shale Coalition as its first CEO, growing it to be the premier regional trade association for the oil and gas industry in the northeastern United States during a high-stakes period.  On behalf of the MSC’s member companies, she worked closely with elected leaders, regulators and the civic community to advance the responsible development of the Marcellus, Utica and related shale formations.  Ms. Klaber facilitated and guided the work of an engaged board of 45 directors, an active membership from approximately 300 companies and a mobilized grassroots network.  Throughout the rapid production growth and intensive scrutiny of industry operations, Ms. Klaber helped secure the industry’s license to operate, hiring a world-class team, fostering integrity within the organization and the industry, especially on issues related to tax and regulatory policies, safety culture, technical standards and environmental protection, while bringing lasting value to her members’ businesses.

Kathryn Klaber is a regular speaker on energy issues to major audiences, and has been a featured expert on national, state and local media, such as Fox Business, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post, and writes a monthly column for the Pittsburgh Business Times.  She has conducted in-depth presentations on the industry to leading groups throughout the United States, in Australia and at London’s Chatham House.

Prior to joining the MSC, Ms. Klaber served as Executive Vice President for Competitiveness at the Allegheny Conference on Community Development and Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Economy League.  In these roles, she testified before state and federal agencies and legislative bodies on key policy issues and achieved significant regulatory and legislative outcomes.  During the first decade of her career, Ms. Klaber worked for the international environmental, health and safety consulting firm Environmental Resources Management bringing her clients reliable compliance strategies and innovative business solutions.

Ms. Klaber 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.  She serves on the Cleveland Federal Reserve’s Pittsburgh Board, the University of Pittsburgh School of Law’s Energy Law & Policy Institute, and the board of JA of Western Pennsylvania.

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