Carol Graebner is a member of the Board of Trustees of Harris Health System, the public health system of Harris County (Houston), Texas, and the Board of Trustees of the Sandia Foundation in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Carol is a former business executive and general counsel in the energy industry and financial services sector. With extensive international and US experience, Carol has expertise in all aspects of the legal and government regulatory/compliance functions, as well as communications, particularly crisis communications.
Carol has over 25 years of experience in the energy industry. She has held executive roles in the energy industry, including Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Direct Energy, Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Dynegy Inc., Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Duke Energy International, the international merchant energy business of the Duke Energy Corporation, and Deputy General Counsel of PNM Resources, Inc. Before that time, Carol was an attorney with Conoco Inc., in Houston and London, holding positions of increasing responsibility and working to support virtually all aspects of the upstream oil and gas business.
Additionally, Carol served as the Executive Vice President and General Counsel of H&R Block, Inc., the world’s largest tax services provider, and a leading provider of financial, and business consulting services.
Carol received her law degree from the American University and a bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA. She is a member of the bar in the states of Texas, New Mexico, and Missouri and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.