Leadership

Executive Team

Danny Rice

Danny Rice

Chief Executive Officer and Director, NET Power

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Danny Rice

Danny Rice

Chief Executive Officer and Director, NET Power

Danny Rice has served as NET Power’s Chief Executive Officer since 2023 and brings over 20 years of energy industry experience across various sectors including traditional energy production and transportation, energy technologies and energy transition. Danny’s career has been profiled by Forbes Magazine, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, and other news organizations.

Early in his career, Danny co-founded Rice Energy and led its growth from startup in 2008 into becoming one of North America’s largest public natural gas production and transportation companies, culminating in its $10 billion merger with EQT Corporation in 2017. Danny served as Rice Energy’s Chief Financial Officer from 2008-2012, Chief Operating Officer from 2012-2013, and Chief Executive Officer from its 2014 IPO until 2017.

In 2018, Danny co-founded Rice Investment Group to invest in early-stage private companies across traditional energy, energy technology, and energy transition sectors. Notable Rice Investment Group investments include Archaea Energy, XCL Resources, Pinon Resources, Cold Bore Technology, Persefoni AI, and ComboCurve. In 2020, Rice Investment Group sponsored two special purpose acquisition companies, the first of which merged with Archaea Energy in 2021, which was acquired by bp for $4.1 billion in 2022. The second merged with NET Power in 2023.

Danny’s career began with finance and strategy roles at TPH & Co., Transocean Ltd., and Tyco International plc.

Danny has served on numerous private and public company boards, including Rice Energy (NYSE: RICE, 2014-2017), Rice Midstream Partners (NYSE: RMP, 2014-2017), EQT Corp (NYSE: EQT, 2017-current), Archaea Energy Inc. (NYSE: LFG, 2021-2022),  Whiting Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: WLL, 2020-2022), Rice Acquisition Corp I (NYSE: RICE, 2020-2021) and Rice Acquisition Corp II (NYSE: RONI, 2021-2022).

Danny was raised in Boston, MA and currently resides in Dallas, TX with his wife and their two daughters.

Brian Allen

Brian Allen

President and Chief Operating Officer

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Brian Allen

Brian Allen

President and Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Allen has served as NET Power’s President and Chief Operating Officer since April 2022. Prior to joining NET Power, Mr. Allen worked for Mitsubishi Power Americas, serving as Senior Vice President of New Generation Systems from February 2022 to April 2022 and as Vice President of Product Line Management from October 2018 to January 2022. Prior to that, Mr. Allen was seconded to NET Power by CB&I and thereby served as Vice President of Commercial Plant Development of NET Power from July 2016 to September 2018. Mr. Allen received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Florida, an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University and an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University.

Akash Patel

Akash Patel

Chief Financial Officer

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Akash Patel

Akash Patel

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Patel has served as NET Power’s Chief Financial Officer since May 2020. Prior to joining NET Power, Mr. Patel worked at Barclays investment banking division, serving as Director of Global Natural Resources from March 2017 to May 2020, as Vice President of Global Natural Resources from March 2014 to March 2017 and as an associate from August 2010 to February 2014. Prior to his employment at Barclays, Mr. Patel held various roles at Citigroup and KPMG. Mr. Patel received a B.A. in Economics from Boston University, and he received an MBA in Corporate Finance and Accounting from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.

Mark Lennon

Mark Lennon

Chief Information Officer

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Mark Lennon

Mark Lennon

Chief Information Officer

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Amy Keyser

Amy Keyser

Chief Human Resources Officer

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Amy Keyser

Amy Keyser

Chief Human Resources Officer

Amy Keyser joined NET Power after serving as the head of human resources for a global financial services company and a U.S.-based fintech organization. She has held a series of senior executive legal and HR roles and has been recognized for her work in DEIA, supporting workforces through change, aligning people strategies with business objectives, and increasing employee engagement.

She was in private practice as a management-defense employment attorney with several San Francisco law firms. She holds a B.A. in Psychology and a J.D. from the University of Virginia. She is a member of the California State Bar Association and the District of Columbia Bar Association. She also holds a professional certificate from Duke University in human resource management, is SHRM-SCP credentialed, and a certified executive coach.

Jim Mahon

Jim Mahon

General Counsel

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Jim Mahon

Jim Mahon

General Counsel

Mr. Mahon has served as NET Power’s General Counsel since April 2019. Prior to joining NET Power, Mr. Mahon served as a partner at the law firm Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP (formerly Andrews Kurth Kenyon LLP prior to the firm’s 2018 merger with Hunton & Williams LLP) from January 2011 until March 2019, where he maintained a broad intellectual property and commercial practice. Prior to this, Mr. Mahon served as deputy general counsel at Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications from January 2006 to February 2011 and as an associate at Clifford Chance US LLP from July 1999 to December 2005. Mr. Mahon received a B.S. in Computer Science from Hofstra University, an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University and a J.D. from Rutgers University School of Law.

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Danny Rice

Danny Rice

Chief Executive Officer and Director, NET Power

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Danny Rice

Danny Rice

Chief Executive Officer and Director, NET Power

Danny Rice has served as NET Power’s Chief Executive Officer since 2023 and brings over 20 years of energy industry experience across various sectors including traditional energy production and transportation, energy technologies and energy transition. Danny’s career has been profiled by Forbes Magazine, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, and other news organizations.

Early in his career, Danny co-founded Rice Energy and led its growth from startup in 2008 into becoming one of North America’s largest public natural gas production and transportation companies, culminating in its $10 billion merger with EQT Corporation in 2017. Danny served as Rice Energy’s Chief Financial Officer from 2008-2012, Chief Operating Officer from 2012-2013, and Chief Executive Officer from its 2014 IPO until 2017.

In 2018, Danny co-founded Rice Investment Group to invest in early-stage private companies across traditional energy, energy technology, and energy transition sectors. Notable Rice Investment Group investments include Archaea Energy, XCL Resources, Pinon Resources, Cold Bore Technology, Persefoni AI, and ComboCurve. In 2020, Rice Investment Group sponsored two special purpose acquisition companies, the first of which merged with Archaea Energy in 2021, which was acquired by bp for $4.1 billion in 2022. The second merged with NET Power in 2023.

Danny’s career began with finance and strategy roles at TPH & Co., Transocean Ltd., and Tyco International plc.

Danny has served on numerous private and public company boards, including Rice Energy (NYSE: RICE, 2014-2017), Rice Midstream Partners (NYSE: RMP, 2014-2017), EQT Corp (NYSE: EQT, 2017-current), Archaea Energy Inc. (NYSE: LFG, 2021-2022),  Whiting Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: WLL, 2020-2022), Rice Acquisition Corp I (NYSE: RICE, 2020-2021) and Rice Acquisition Corp II (NYSE: RONI, 2021-2022).

Danny was raised in Boston, MA and currently resides in Dallas, TX with his wife and their two daughters.

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Ralph Alexander

Ralph Alexander

Director

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Ralph Alexander

Ralph Alexander

Director

Mr. Alexander served as Chief Executive Officer of Talen Energy Corporation, one of the largest competitive power generation and infrastructure companies in North America, from December 2016 to June 2021 and as its Chairman from June 2021 to April 2023. He was previously affiliated with Riverstone Holdings LLC, an energy and power-focused private equity firm, from 2007 to 2016. Prior to that, for nearly 25 years, he served in various positions with subsidiaries and affiliates of BP plc, one of the world’s largest oil and gas companies (“BP”). From 2004 until 2006, Mr. Alexander served as Chief Executive Officer of Innovene, BP’s $20 billion olefins and derivatives subsidiary. From 2001 until 2004, he served as Chief Executive Officer of BP’s Gas, Power and Renewables and Solar segment and was a member of the BP group executive committee. Prior to that, Mr. Alexander served as a Group Vice President in BP’s Exploration and Production segment and BP’s Refinery and Marketing segment. He held responsibilities for various regions of the world, including North America, Russia, the Caspian, Africa and Latin America. Prior to these positions, Mr. Alexander held various positions in the upstream, downstream, and finance groups of BP. Since its inception in 2013, he has served on the Board of Directors of Enviva Inc. (NYSE: EVA), a global energy company specializing in sustainable wood bioenergy and one of the world’s largest producers of sustainable wood pellets, which provide a low-carbon alternative to fossil fuels. He previously served on the boards of EP Energy Corporation, Foster Wheeler, Stein Mart, Inc., Amyris and Anglo-American plc. Mr. Alexander holds an M.S. in Nuclear Engineering from Brooklyn Polytech (now NYU School of Engineering) and an M.S. in Management Science from Stanford University.

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Peter J. (Jeff) Bennett

Peter J. (Jeff) Bennett

Chairman

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Peter J. (Jeff) Bennett

Peter J. (Jeff) Bennett

Chairman

Mr. Bennett has served as President of U.S. Onshore Resources and Carbon Management, Commercial Development of Occidental, the parent of OLCV, since October 2020. In this role, Mr. Bennett is responsible for the strategic direction and capital placement for Occidental’s U.S. Onshore Resources and Carbon Management business. He also served as Senior Vice President of Permian Resources of Occidental Oil and Gas, a subsidiary of Occidental, from April 2018 to April 2020 and as President and General Manager of Permian Resources and the Rockies from April 2020 to October 2020. Mr. Bennett previously served as President and General Manager — Permian Resources, New Mexico Delaware Basin, from January 2017 to April 2018, Chief Transformation Officer from June 2016 to January 2017, Vice President, Portfolio and Optimization of Occidental Oil and Gas from February 2016 to June 2016 and, prior to that, pioneered innovative logistical and operational solutions as Vice President, Operations Portfolio and Integrated Planning of Occidental Oil and Gas from October 2015 to February 2016. Mr. Bennett has served as a member of the board of directors of Western Midstream Partners, LP (NYSE: WES) since August 2019 and as chairperson of such board since December 2021. Mr. Bennett received a B.A. in accounting from Louisiana State University and an MBA from Pepperdine University in California. He is also a Certified Public Accountant (inactive).

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J. Kyle Derham

J. Kyle Derham

Director

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J. Kyle Derham

J. Kyle Derham

Director

Mr. Derham has served as the Chief Executive Officer of RONI since February 2022; prior to that, he served as RONI’s Chief Financial Officer from February 2021 to February 2022. Mr. Derham is a Partner of Rice Investment Group. Mr. Derham was a director of Archaea Energy Inc. from September 2021 until December 2022 when Archaea Energy Inc. was acquired by BP Products North America Inc. Mr. Derham, as part of certain members of the Rice Investment Group, led the shareholder campaign in 2019 to revamp the strategic direction of EQT and elect a majority slate of director candidates to the board of EQT, the largest operator of natural gas production in the United States. Following the campaign, Mr. Derham served as interim Chief Financial Officer of EQT and subsequently served as a strategic advisor to the company. Mr. Derham previously served as Vice President, Corporate Development and Finance of Rice Energy Inc. and Rice Midstream Partners LP from January 2014 through November 2017. Through his various roles working alongside the Rice family, Mr. Derham has focused on evaluating, structuring and negotiating key acquisitions and execution of critical strategic initiatives to generate attractive risk adjusted returns for investors. Mr. Derham also has experience as a private equity investor, working as an associate at First Reserve and as an investment banker at Barclays Investment Bank.

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Frederick A. Forthuber

Frederick A. Forthuber

Director

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Frederick A. Forthuber

Frederick A. Forthuber

Director

Frederick A. Forthuber currently serves as President of Oxy Energy Services, LLC, a subsidiary of Occidental Petroleum Corporation. In this role, Mr. Forthuber has global functional responsibility for midstream and marketing of crude oil, natural gas liquids, and natural gas. In addition, Mr. Forthuber has global functional responsibility for Health and Safety, Process Safety and Risk Engineering. Mr. Forthuber has more than 35 years of industry experience in oil and gas operations. He has held positions of increasing responsibility in engineering and project management since joining Occidental with the acquisition of Altura Energy in 2000. Most recently, he served as Vice President Worldwide Operations for Occidental Oil and Gas Corporation. Prior to joining Occidental, Mr. Forthuber served in engineering roles for Altura Energy and Exxon. He has been a Director for the Western Midstream Board of Directors since 2021 and is a member of the Environmental, Social, and Governance Committee. Mr. Forthuber holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Marine Engineering Systems from the United States Merchant Marine Academy and an Executive Scholar Certificate in Finance from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

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Joseph T. Kelliher

Joseph T. Kelliher

Director

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Joseph T. Kelliher

Joseph T. Kelliher

Director

Mr. Joseph T. Kelliher is a former Executive Vice President-Federal Regulatory Affairs for NextEra Energy, Inc. (NextEra) and former Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”). Mr. Kelliher was responsible for developing and executing FERC regulatory strategy for NextEra and its principal subsidiaries, NextEra Energy Resources and Florida Power & Light Company, from 2009 to 2020. NextEra is the largest electricity company in the U.S., one of the few national electricity companies, operating in every region and every organized market, and the most complex company regulated by FERC, with multiple business lines subject to FERC regulation. Previously, Mr. Kelliher served as FERC Chairman and Commissioner from 2005 to 2009. A hallmark of his chairmanship was efficient implementation of the Energy Policy Act of 2005, the largest expansion in FERC regulatory authority since the 1930s. This law gave FERC a new mission to assure reliability of the interstate power grid, granted the agency strong enforcement authority for the first time and expanded FERC powers in other areas. Chairman Kelliher pursued a series of reforms to promote competitive wholesale power and natural gas markets, improve FERC economic regulation and strengthen the U.S. energy infrastructure. Mr. Kelliher has spent his entire professional career working on energy policy matters, serving in a variety of roles in both the public and private sectors. These include senior policy advisor to the U.S. Secretary of Energy, majority counsel to the U.S. House Commerce Committee and positions with private corporations, trade associations and law firms. Mr. Kelliher earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Georgetown University, School of Foreign Service, and a Juris Doctor degree, magna cum laude, from The American University Washington College of Law.

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Carol Peterson

Carol Peterson

Director

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Carol Peterson

Carol Peterson

Director

From 2004 until her retirement in February 2022, Ms. Peterson held multiple executive positions at Constellation. From January 2015 to February 2022, she served as Senior Vice President of Strategy & Planning, in which position she led major transformations including the separation of Constellation from Exelon and the integration of acquired power plants. Previously at Exelon Generation, from March 2014 to January 2015, she served as Vice President of Strategy, from April 2010 to March 2014, she served as Vice President of Project Management and, from October 2004 to April 2010, she served as Vice President of Finance. Prior to Constellation, Ms. Peterson held positions in engineering and operations for Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE: DUK), Wisconsin Energy Corporation and Westinghouse Electric Corporation. Ms. Peterson has served on the Board of the Northern Illinois Food Bank since 2016. Ms. Peterson earned a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the University of Illinois and a master’s of management from Northwestern University.

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Brad Pollack

Brad Pollack

Director

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Brad Pollack

Brad Pollack

Director

Mr. Pollack currently serves as Deputy General Counsel, Commercial Development and Operations of Occidental. In this role, which he has held since April 2023, Mr. Pollack is responsible for the legal support for domestic and international mergers, acquisitions and other commercial transactions, and manages the legal teams supporting Occidental’s operations in the Middle East, North Africa, South America and Gulf of Mexico, as well as major projects. He has also served as Vice President, Legal of Oxy Low Carbon Ventures (OLCV) since July 2022, pursuant to which he is responsible for the legal support for Occidental’s low carbon ventures business, which seeks to leverage Occidental’s legacy of carbon management expertise to develop carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) projects. Mr. Pollack joined Occidental in 2014 and has held multiple positions of increasing responsibility within Occidental’s legal department, including most recently serving as Associate General Counsel of Occidental Petroleum from January 2022 to April 2023, prior to which he served as Assistant General Counsel, M&A and Strategic Transactions, from April 2019 to June 2022, as Managing Counsel, M&A and Strategic Transactions, from April 2018 to March 2019, and as Senior Counsel, M&A and Projects, from December 2014 to March 2018. Before joining Occidental, Mr. Pollack was a senior corporate and securities lawyer at Dechert LLP where he represented public and private companies in domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, capital market transactions, corporate governance and other legal matters across a wide range of industry sectors, such as energy, technology, advanced manufacturing and financial services. Mr. Pollack received a B.S.E. in systems engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and a J.D. from Syracuse University College of Law.

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Eunkyung Sung

Eunkyung Sung

Director

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Eunkyung Sung

Eunkyung Sung

Director

Ms. Sung has served as a Vice President of the SK SUPEX Council, the official management advisory body of SK Group (“SK”), since April 2006. Over the course of her career with SK, Ms. Sung has successfully established group-level strategies in the CCUS and clean energy sectors, led multiple business development projects and played a significant role in many of SK’s major investments in the CCUS, clean power, and clean ammonia areas. Ms. Sung recently spearheaded SK’s $100 million investment in 8 Rivers Capital and has served as a member of 8 Rivers Capital’s board of directors since March 2022. Ms. Sung is currently leading a U.S.-based investment team scouting for opportunities in the energy transition sector to help SK accelerate its business expansion in that space. Ms. Sung holds a B.S. in Bio Engineering from Yonsei University.

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Alejandra Veltmann

Alejandra Veltmann

Director

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Alejandra Veltmann

Alejandra Veltmann

Director

Ms. Veltmann is an executive with financial leadership of publicly-listed entities, private entrepreneurial companies and global auditing firms. Since 2018, she has served as founder and CEO of ESG Lynk, a leading sustainability reporting company. Ms. Veltmann has also served as a member of California Resources Corporation’s (NYSE: CRC) Board of Directors and Audit Committee Chair since December 2021. From 2021 to its acquisition in 2022, she served as a director and chair of the Audit Committee for Structural Integrity Associates, a private company that provides life cycle engineering solutions. From 2015 to 2018, she was Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer of Paragon Offshore Plc., an offshore drilling company. From 2010 to 2015, she worked in various roles including Corporate Controller and Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer at Geokinetics, Inc., formerly one of the world’s largest independent land and seafloor geophysical companies. She also held several positions in the audit practice of KPMG LLP from 1995 to 2002 and before that at Arthur Andersen LLP from 1992 to 1995. Ms. Veltmann is a certified public accountant and holds the FSA Credential from the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB). She has a BBA degree in Accounting from the University of New Mexico and is an alumna of the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.

Governance Documents

Audit Committee Charter

Code of Ethics

Compensation Committee Charter

Corporate Governance Guidelines

Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee Charter

Governance at a Glance

Chair
Member
Chairman of the board
Board Members Audit Compensation Nominating and Corporate Governance
Danny Rice
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Ralph Alexander
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Audit
Compensation
Peter J. (Jeff) Bennett  
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J. Kyle Derham
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Nominating and Corporate Governance
Frederick A. Forthuber
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Joseph T. Kelliher
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Compensation
Nominating and Corporate Governance
Carol Peterson
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Audit
Nominating and Corporate Governance
Brad Pollack
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Nominating and Corporate Governance
Eunkyung Sung
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Alejandra Veltmann
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Audit
Compensation

Danny Rice

Danny Rice has served as NET Power’s Chief Executive Officer since 2023 and brings over 20 years of energy industry experience across various sectors including traditional energy production and transportation, energy technologies and energy transition. Danny’s career has been profiled by Forbes Magazine, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, and other news organizations.

Early in his career, Danny co-founded Rice Energy and led its growth from startup in 2008 into becoming one of North America’s largest public natural gas production and transportation companies, culminating in its $10 billion merger with EQT Corporation in 2017. Danny served as Rice Energy’s Chief Financial Officer from 2008-2012, Chief Operating Officer from 2012-2013, and Chief Executive Officer from its 2014 IPO until 2017.

In 2018, Danny co-founded Rice Investment Group to invest in early-stage private companies across traditional energy, energy technology, and energy transition sectors. Notable Rice Investment Group investments include Archaea Energy, XCL Resources, Pinon Resources, Cold Bore Technology, Persefoni AI, and ComboCurve. In 2020, Rice Investment Group sponsored two special purpose acquisition companies, the first of which merged with Archaea Energy in 2021, which was acquired by bp for $4.1 billion in 2022. The second merged with NET Power in 2023.

Danny’s career began with finance and strategy roles at TPH & Co., Transocean Ltd., and Tyco International plc.

Danny has served on numerous private and public company boards, including Rice Energy (NYSE: RICE, 2014-2017), Rice Midstream Partners (NYSE: RMP, 2014-2017), EQT Corp (NYSE: EQT, 2017-current), Archaea Energy Inc. (NYSE: LFG, 2021-2022),  Whiting Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: WLL, 2020-2022), Rice Acquisition Corp I (NYSE: RICE, 2020-2021) and Rice Acquisition Corp II (NYSE: RONI, 2021-2022).

Danny was raised in Boston, MA and currently resides in Dallas, TX with his wife and their two daughters.

Ralph Alexander

Mr. Alexander served as Chief Executive Officer of Talen Energy Corporation, one of the largest competitive power generation and infrastructure companies in North America, from December 2016 to June 2021 and as its Chairman from June 2021 to April 2023. He was previously affiliated with Riverstone Holdings LLC, an energy and power-focused private equity firm, from 2007 to 2016. Prior to that, for nearly 25 years, he served in various positions with subsidiaries and affiliates of BP plc, one of the world’s largest oil and gas companies (“BP”). From 2004 until 2006, Mr. Alexander served as Chief Executive Officer of Innovene, BP’s $20 billion olefins and derivatives subsidiary. From 2001 until 2004, he served as Chief Executive Officer of BP’s Gas, Power and Renewables and Solar segment and was a member of the BP group executive committee. Prior to that, Mr. Alexander served as a Group Vice President in BP’s Exploration and Production segment and BP’s Refinery and Marketing segment. He held responsibilities for various regions of the world, including North America, Russia, the Caspian, Africa and Latin America. Prior to these positions, Mr. Alexander held various positions in the upstream, downstream, and finance groups of BP. Since its inception in 2013, he has served on the Board of Directors of Enviva Inc. (NYSE: EVA), a global energy company specializing in sustainable wood bioenergy and one of the world’s largest producers of sustainable wood pellets, which provide a low-carbon alternative to fossil fuels. He previously served on the boards of EP Energy Corporation, Foster Wheeler, Stein Mart, Inc., Amyris and Anglo-American plc. Mr. Alexander holds an M.S. in Nuclear Engineering from Brooklyn Polytech (now NYU School of Engineering) and an M.S. in Management Science from Stanford University.

Peter J. (Jeff) Bennett

Mr. Bennett has served as President of U.S. Onshore Resources and Carbon Management, Commercial Development of Occidental, the parent of OLCV, since October 2020. In this role, Mr. Bennett is responsible for the strategic direction and capital placement for Occidental’s U.S. Onshore Resources and Carbon Management business. He also served as Senior Vice President of Permian Resources of Occidental Oil and Gas, a subsidiary of Occidental, from April 2018 to April 2020 and as President and General Manager of Permian Resources and the Rockies from April 2020 to October 2020. Mr. Bennett previously served as President and General Manager — Permian Resources, New Mexico Delaware Basin, from January 2017 to April 2018, Chief Transformation Officer from June 2016 to January 2017, Vice President, Portfolio and Optimization of Occidental Oil and Gas from February 2016 to June 2016 and, prior to that, pioneered innovative logistical and operational solutions as Vice President, Operations Portfolio and Integrated Planning of Occidental Oil and Gas from October 2015 to February 2016. Mr. Bennett has served as a member of the board of directors of Western Midstream Partners, LP (NYSE: WES) since August 2019 and as chairperson of such board since December 2021. Mr. Bennett received a B.A. in accounting from Louisiana State University and an MBA from Pepperdine University in California. He is also a Certified Public Accountant (inactive).

J. Kyle Derham

Mr. Derham has served as the Chief Executive Officer of RONI since February 2022; prior to that, he served as RONI’s Chief Financial Officer from February 2021 to February 2022. Mr. Derham is a Partner of Rice Investment Group. Mr. Derham was a director of Archaea Energy Inc. from September 2021 until December 2022 when Archaea Energy Inc. was acquired by BP Products North America Inc. Mr. Derham, as part of certain members of the Rice Investment Group, led the shareholder campaign in 2019 to revamp the strategic direction of EQT and elect a majority slate of director candidates to the board of EQT, the largest operator of natural gas production in the United States. Following the campaign, Mr. Derham served as interim Chief Financial Officer of EQT and subsequently served as a strategic advisor to the company. Mr. Derham previously served as Vice President, Corporate Development and Finance of Rice Energy Inc. and Rice Midstream Partners LP from January 2014 through November 2017. Through his various roles working alongside the Rice family, Mr. Derham has focused on evaluating, structuring and negotiating key acquisitions and execution of critical strategic initiatives to generate attractive risk adjusted returns for investors. Mr. Derham also has experience as a private equity investor, working as an associate at First Reserve and as an investment banker at Barclays Investment Bank.

Frederick A. Forthuber

Frederick A. Forthuber currently serves as President of Oxy Energy Services, LLC, a subsidiary of Occidental Petroleum Corporation. In this role, Mr. Forthuber has global functional responsibility for midstream and marketing of crude oil, natural gas liquids, and natural gas. In addition, Mr. Forthuber has global functional responsibility for Health and Safety, Process Safety and Risk Engineering. Mr. Forthuber has more than 35 years of industry experience in oil and gas operations. He has held positions of increasing responsibility in engineering and project management since joining Occidental with the acquisition of Altura Energy in 2000. Most recently, he served as Vice President Worldwide Operations for Occidental Oil and Gas Corporation. Prior to joining Occidental, Mr. Forthuber served in engineering roles for Altura Energy and Exxon. He has been a Director for the Western Midstream Board of Directors since 2021 and is a member of the Environmental, Social, and Governance Committee. Mr. Forthuber holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Marine Engineering Systems from the United States Merchant Marine Academy and an Executive Scholar Certificate in Finance from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Joseph T. Kelliher

Mr. Joseph T. Kelliher is a former Executive Vice President-Federal Regulatory Affairs for NextEra Energy, Inc. (NextEra) and former Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”). Mr. Kelliher was responsible for developing and executing FERC regulatory strategy for NextEra and its principal subsidiaries, NextEra Energy Resources and Florida Power & Light Company, from 2009 to 2020. NextEra is the largest electricity company in the U.S., one of the few national electricity companies, operating in every region and every organized market, and the most complex company regulated by FERC, with multiple business lines subject to FERC regulation. Previously, Mr. Kelliher served as FERC Chairman and Commissioner from 2005 to 2009. A hallmark of his chairmanship was efficient implementation of the Energy Policy Act of 2005, the largest expansion in FERC regulatory authority since the 1930s. This law gave FERC a new mission to assure reliability of the interstate power grid, granted the agency strong enforcement authority for the first time and expanded FERC powers in other areas. Chairman Kelliher pursued a series of reforms to promote competitive wholesale power and natural gas markets, improve FERC economic regulation and strengthen the U.S. energy infrastructure. Mr. Kelliher has spent his entire professional career working on energy policy matters, serving in a variety of roles in both the public and private sectors. These include senior policy advisor to the U.S. Secretary of Energy, majority counsel to the U.S. House Commerce Committee and positions with private corporations, trade associations and law firms. Mr. Kelliher earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Georgetown University, School of Foreign Service, and a Juris Doctor degree, magna cum laude, from The American University Washington College of Law.

Carol Peterson

From 2004 until her retirement in February 2022, Ms. Peterson held multiple executive positions at Constellation. From January 2015 to February 2022, she served as Senior Vice President of Strategy & Planning, in which position she led major transformations including the separation of Constellation from Exelon and the integration of acquired power plants. Previously at Exelon Generation, from March 2014 to January 2015, she served as Vice President of Strategy, from April 2010 to March 2014, she served as Vice President of Project Management and, from October 2004 to April 2010, she served as Vice President of Finance. Prior to Constellation, Ms. Peterson held positions in engineering and operations for Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE: DUK), Wisconsin Energy Corporation and Westinghouse Electric Corporation. Ms. Peterson has served on the Board of the Northern Illinois Food Bank since 2016. Ms. Peterson earned a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the University of Illinois and a master’s of management from Northwestern University.

Brad Pollack

Mr. Pollack currently serves as Deputy General Counsel, Commercial Development and Operations of Occidental. In this role, which he has held since April 2023, Mr. Pollack is responsible for the legal support for domestic and international mergers, acquisitions and other commercial transactions, and manages the legal teams supporting Occidental’s operations in the Middle East, North Africa, South America and Gulf of Mexico, as well as major projects. He has also served as Vice President, Legal of Oxy Low Carbon Ventures (OLCV) since July 2022, pursuant to which he is responsible for the legal support for Occidental’s low carbon ventures business, which seeks to leverage Occidental’s legacy of carbon management expertise to develop carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) projects. Mr. Pollack joined Occidental in 2014 and has held multiple positions of increasing responsibility within Occidental’s legal department, including most recently serving as Associate General Counsel of Occidental Petroleum from January 2022 to April 2023, prior to which he served as Assistant General Counsel, M&A and Strategic Transactions, from April 2019 to June 2022, as Managing Counsel, M&A and Strategic Transactions, from April 2018 to March 2019, and as Senior Counsel, M&A and Projects, from December 2014 to March 2018. Before joining Occidental, Mr. Pollack was a senior corporate and securities lawyer at Dechert LLP where he represented public and private companies in domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, capital market transactions, corporate governance and other legal matters across a wide range of industry sectors, such as energy, technology, advanced manufacturing and financial services. Mr. Pollack received a B.S.E. in systems engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and a J.D. from Syracuse University College of Law.

Eunkyung Sung

Ms. Sung has served as a Vice President of the SK SUPEX Council, the official management advisory body of SK Group (“SK”), since April 2006. Over the course of her career with SK, Ms. Sung has successfully established group-level strategies in the CCUS and clean energy sectors, led multiple business development projects and played a significant role in many of SK’s major investments in the CCUS, clean power, and clean ammonia areas. Ms. Sung recently spearheaded SK’s $100 million investment in 8 Rivers Capital and has served as a member of 8 Rivers Capital’s board of directors since March 2022. Ms. Sung is currently leading a U.S.-based investment team scouting for opportunities in the energy transition sector to help SK accelerate its business expansion in that space. Ms. Sung holds a B.S. in Bio Engineering from Yonsei University.

Alejandra Veltmann

Ms. Veltmann is an executive with financial leadership of publicly-listed entities, private entrepreneurial companies and global auditing firms. Since 2018, she has served as founder and CEO of ESG Lynk, a leading sustainability reporting company. Ms. Veltmann has also served as a member of California Resources Corporation’s (NYSE: CRC) Board of Directors and Audit Committee Chair since December 2021. From 2021 to its acquisition in 2022, she served as a director and chair of the Audit Committee for Structural Integrity Associates, a private company that provides life cycle engineering solutions. From 2015 to 2018, she was Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer of Paragon Offshore Plc., an offshore drilling company. From 2010 to 2015, she worked in various roles including Corporate Controller and Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer at Geokinetics, Inc., formerly one of the world’s largest independent land and seafloor geophysical companies. She also held several positions in the audit practice of KPMG LLP from 1995 to 2002 and before that at Arthur Andersen LLP from 1992 to 1995. Ms. Veltmann is a certified public accountant and holds the FSA Credential from the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB). She has a BBA degree in Accounting from the University of New Mexico and is an alumna of the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.