Direct Energy Business hires new Head of Human Resources

Posted May 29, 2013 | By Andrea Romo

Direct Energy Business continues to grow, adding a new Head of Human Resources, Julie Murphy. This hire supports the ambitious goal to double the company’s growth.

Julie is an accomplished executive with extensive experience in human resouces and business consulting. She joins Direct Energy Business from Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield based in Pittsburgh. In her role, she led strategic people and organizational planning, talent review and succession planning. She also played an instrumental role in preparing the business for transformative organizational change resulting from health care reform. Previously, she spent 12 years at H. J. Heinz as a trusted business advisor to senior leaders, aligning people strategy with business strategy to grow the company’s revenue and profit.


Direct Energy President and CEO Badar Khan joins Houston energy leaders

Posted May 24, 2013 | By Andrea Romo

On May 23, Direct Energy's President and CEO Badar Khan was featured as one of the guest speakers at the Houston Business Journal's annual energy forum, "A Conversation with Houston's Energy Leaders", held at Houston's Hotel ZaZa. He was the only speaker representing the retail electricity industry. The panel discussed the current energy boom, particularly in shale gas, energy policy, impacts of emerging technologies and future outlook.


Houston-based company wins LNG export approval. Direct Energy weighs in.

Posted May 23, 2013 | By Hans Rottmann

There was big energy news last week as the Department of Energy approved Freeport LNG’s request to export liquefied natural gas to nations that do not have a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the U.S. See the link below – one of many on this topic. Freeport is now likely to be the second large export terminal to be built in the U.S. with additional sites still awaiting approval.


Direct Energy awards $2,500 energy efficiency grant in Ohio

Posted May 22, 2013 | By Andrea Romo

Direct Energy presented a $2,500 Reduce Your Use For Good Grant to Medina Creative Housing, a nonprofit that provides affordable housing and quality services for persons with disabilities living in Medina County (the Greater Cleveland area). Medina Creative Housing is the first nonprofit in Ohio to receive this grant.

Through the Reduce Your Use For Good program, Direct Energy is donating up to $100,000 to implement energy-saving changes to nonprofits’ operations, and awards grants in $2,500 increments. Applications are available online at and on the Direct Energy Facebook page.


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