LONDON, March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Board of Royal Dutch Shell plc (the "Company") (NYSE: RDS.A) (NYSE: RDS.B) announces its intention to propose to the 2011 Annual General Meeting that Linda Gillespie Stuntz be elected a Non-executive Director of the Company with effect from June 1, 2011. She will, if elected, become a member of the Audit Committee with effect from the same date.
Linda Stuntz is a founding partner of the law firm of Stuntz, Davis & Staffier, P.C. in Washington, D.C. Her law practice includes energy and environmental regulation, as well as matters relating to government support of technology development and transfer.
She served as Deputy Secretary of the United States Department of Energy. In that position, and in other senior policy positions at the Department between 1989 and 1993, she played a principal role in the development and enactment of the Energy Policy Act of 1992.
She also helped to develop the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990, and was active in the implementation of these amendments, particularly the acid rain and alternative fuels programs. In addition, she worked extensively on issues related to potential global climate change and energy-related measures to minimize greenhouse gas emissions.
During both her government service and her private law practice, she has addressed questions arising under the Natural Gas Act, the Natural Gas Policy Act, the Federal Power Act, the Interstate Commerce Act, and the Energy Policy Act of 2005. She frequently serves as an arbitrator in complex cases involving the electric power, natural gas and coal industries.
Between 1981 and 1987, she was an Associate Minority Counsel and Minority Counsel to the Energy and Commerce Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives.
In addition to her legal practice, Linda Stuntz serves on the boards of directors of Raytheon Company and Wittenberg College in Ohio. She served on the board of Schlumberger, Ltd. from 1993-2010. A long-time member of the Energy Bar Association and a frequent speaker on electricity and natural gas regulation, she was named by the Legal Times in May 2005 as one of the leading energy lawyers in the nation. She served as Chair of the Electricity Advisory Committee to the U.S. Department of Energy from 2008-2009. In January 2009, the Committee produced three reports addressing electricity storage, smart grid and "Keeping the Lights On in a New World."
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