About The Reliable Energy Alliance

Corbin Robertson Jr. founded the Reliable Energy Alliance to keep Texas at the forefront of the energy sector and ensure an affordable and dependable energy future. The organization will collaborate with key stakeholders in policy, power generation, manufacturing and the fossil fuels industry.

With its abundance of natural resources, Texas must establish the legal, regulatory and economic framework to support profitable investment opportunities for all Texans to benefit from carbon storage, hydrogen generation and an offsets credits trading market.

The Texas economy relies heavily on oil and gas production, refining, and petrochemicals. Reliable Energy Alliance is committed to supporting this industry and ensuring that all Texans have access to affordable energy, products and services that enhance their quality of life.

Corbin Robertson Jr.

Chairman of the Board

Corbin Robertson Jr.

Corbin J. Robertson Jr. has over 40 years of global investment and operations experience in the natural resources sector. His professional career commenced in 1969 by joining Quintana Petroleum Corporation as a director and as an executive of its mining division, Quintana Minerals Corporation (QMC), which he became President of in 1978. As such, he led QMC’s precious and base metals and industrial minerals exploration and production projects throughout the Americas. In the mid 1980’s Mr. Robertson purchased QMC from the group and today it serves as the management company for his family’s group of companies.

Mr. Robertson is currently a Managing Partner of Quintana Capital Group, an energy focused private equity firm he co-founded with ~$1 billion AUM at its peak. He is also the Chairman and CEO of the general partner of Natural Resource Partners L.P. (NYSE: NRP) and Chairman of Quintana Energy Services, Inc. (NYSE:QES). He was the Chairman of Quintana Maritime Limited prior to the sale of its 37 vessels to Excel Maritime Carriers Ltd. in 2008 and Chairman and CEO of Quintana Shipping, a 2nd dry bulk shipping venture with 14 vessels sold to Golden Ocean in 2017. Mr. Robertson has served as the CEO and Chairman of the general partner of Western Pocahontas Properties since 1986, of Great Northern Properties since 1992 and as Chairman of the Board of Directors of New Gauley Coal since 1986.

In addition to being a current member of their boards, he serves as Chairman of the Board of the All-American Wildcatters Association, the Baylor College of Medicine, the Cullen Trust for Higher Education and the World Health and Golf Association. He is also on the boards of the American Petroleum Institute, the National Petroleum Council and the Texas Medical Center, and a member of the Texas Business Hall of Fame. He attended The University of Texas at Austin, where he earned a B.B.A. from the Business Honors Program.

Susan Combs

Director of the Board of Advisors

Susan Combs

Susan Combs is a successful, experienced executive at both the state and federal level. She has 16 years of statewide leadership in Texas, providing strategic and innovative management, as well as nearly three years at the U.S. Department of the Interior in executive management. At Interior, Combs was the Assistant Secretary for Policy, Management and Budget, and Chief Financial Officer.

Most recently Combs served as the Chair of the Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission, which was created by Congress, to celebrate the19th Amendment centennial nationally in August 2020. Combs is presently a Fellow at the University of Texas Center for Identity where she is working to assist on matters relating to personal data privacy.

In Texas Combs served in elected positions between 1993 and 2015. Combs served as the state’s Comptroller from 2007 to 2015. Combs was the first woman Agriculture commissioner and served from 1998 to 2007. Combs was a state legislator from 1993 to 1996 with a proven record of writing and passing landmark legislation. As head of two state agencies, she streamlined operations, ensuring more efficient and cost-effective programs, and received national recognition. Her articles have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, The Hill, the Austin American-Statesman, the San Antonio Express-News, the Houston Chronicle among others. Combs also launched a women's empowerment organization in 2015 and has long had an interest in promoting women to leadership roles.

Combs is the manager and owner of a more than 130-year-old family ranching and hunting and grazing management operation in West Texas for more than 40 years.

Ryan Gravatt

Executive Director

Ryan Gravatt

Ryan Gravatt is a digital strategist who specializes in using Websites, social media, advertising, email and search engines to bolster public affairs and public relations campaigns. Ryan is recognized as an expert in developing digital strategies for crisis communications and grassroots mobilization planning.

Ryan draws upon his experience with mass communications in public affairs and as a newspaper reporter to integrate the client’s online presence into their broader communication plan. He develops and maintains digital strategies for corporations, political campaigns, issue-advocacy organizations and membership associations.

Ryan graduated from the University of Florida in 1999 with a B.A. in History and a B.S. in Journalism. In 2020, the University of Florida recognized Ryan as one of the university’s top 100 entrepreneurs.