As CIRI’s vice president of Energy, Land and Resources, Suzanne Settle is responsible for expanding investments in U.S. power infrastructure as well as in oil and gas resources by promoting responsible development on CIRI’s vast portfolio of Cook Inlet land holdings. She joined CIRI in 2009.
Settle leads a team responsible for building CIRI’s energy portfolio that consists of wind power, gas storage, natural gas combined-cycle power, and resource development investments in both the Cook Inlet region and beyond.
Settle holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in finance from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Business Administration degree in finance (energy finance track) from the University of Houston Bauer College of Business. She completed the Alaska Native Executive Leadership Program at Alaska Pacific University in May 2019. Settle previously served as the director of energy resources for Chugach Electric Association; as a partner at Enchanted Rock Capital LLC and Enchanted Rock Holdings LLP; as a financial trader with Kinder Morgan; and as an asset manager with Dynegy. Settle serves as an elected board member representing business constituents for Renewable Energy Alaska Project (REAP) since 2015, where she has served on the executive committee, chaired the policy committee and served on the finance committee. Settle also serves as vice chair of the Railbelt Reliability Council and as a director for the Alaska Independent Power Producers Association.