The TriState Infrastructure Council was started in 2016 by a group of like-minded companies – interested in advancing opportunities for economic growth here in the Ohio River Valley. The company representatives are bullish on the region, but also understand that it has some significant barriers to overcome to take full advantage of the many opportunities created by shale production here.
The Council is coordinated by Kathryn Klaber, a Beaver County, Pennsylvania native, with 25 years of experience in industrial development. In the 1990s, she managed the regional office of an international environmental firm, and assisted companies from Columbus, OH to Charleston, WV to Williamsport, PA to expand their operations while complying with environmental, health and safety regulations. As EVP, Competitiveness for the Allegheny Conference on Community Development and Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Economy League, she worked alongside the region’s economic development professionals and public officials at local, state and national governments to improve the business climate for economic growth. She founded and led the Marcellus Shale Coalition, resulting in close relationships with the many companies throughout the oil and gas supply chain in the region and the modernization of an industry and its infrastructure. Her current consulting business has provided even more opportunities for Ms. Klaber help grow the region’s businesses. Throughout her career, Ms. Klaber has been successful in identifying and convening stakeholders and building consensus on priorities that benefit all involved.