Houston, TX – One of the nation’s leading energy and risk management experts, Brian Welch, joins the Consumer Energy Alliance nine person board of directors, the organization’s President, David Holt, announced today.

Welch is a 30 year veteran in the insurance industry specializing in risk management with a focus on energy including upstream, downstream and midstream. Welch joined Wortham Insurance & Risk Management in 1994, becoming a Managing Director in 2000, and then joined their Executive Committee in 2009.

“Brian  is a seasoned expert and leader in energy and risk management that believes strongly in CEA’s mission to help ensure stable prices for consumers and improve energy security,” said David Holt. “He understands that energy development impacts everyone and knows firsthand the importance of advancing sound energy policies that will boost new investment and economic activity.”

“Dependable and affordable energy is essential to our economy, so I am grateful for the opportunity to join the CEA board of directors,” said Brian Welch. “Along with the current board members, I look forward to working with CEA to help ensure that consumers are actively engaged in the conversation about the importance of energy to the economy and how we should develop and diversify our energy resources.”

CEA is made up of over 240 member companies and over 400,000 citizens who support an “all of the above” energy policy.

Consumer Energy Alliance board members, include: Jennifer Diggins , Director, Public Affairs, Nucor Corporation, John Heimlich, Vice President and Chief Economist Airlines for America; Mark Pulliam, Treasurer, Solution Partner with Sabre Airline Solutions; David Holt, President of Consumer Energy Alliance; Troy Bredenkamp, General Manager, Nebraska Rural Electric Association; Brett Vassey, President and CEO, Virginia Manufacturers Association; and Wayne Zemke, Caterpillar, Incorporated.