Paul G. Smith

Paul G. Smith is a founding member and senior managing director of Tenaska Capital Management. Mr. Smith is Chairman of the Tenaska Capital Management Investment Committee and is Vice Chairman of Tenaska Capital Management. Mr. Smith has over 30 years of experience in the energy and power industries, including more than 20 years with Tenaska Capital Management. His broad experience includes business development, project development, power company management, natural gas production management, marketing company management, commercial contract negotiations, engineering, mergers and acquisitions, corporate strategy, and equity placements. Mr. Smith was previously Tenaska Capital Management’s Vice President of Corporate Development. Prior to that, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Tenaska International with responsibility for its international power generation development and operating activities. Mr. Smith also served as Vice President and General Manager of Tenaska Canada, where he was responsible for all of Tenaska Capital Management’s business activities in the Canadian energy markets. Mr. Smith has a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Iowa State University and a M.B.A. from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Mr. Smith sits on the board of directors of various privately held companies. We believe Mr. Smith’s extensive experience in the energy industry and his roles with Tenaska Capital Management bring valuable attributes to the board of directors.