Marcie Zlotnik, co-founder of StarTex Power, has more than ten years of experience in the energy industry. From StarTex Power’s inception in 2004, Marcie was Chief Operating Officer responsible for establishing and directing all day-to-day operations of this $500 million company. In addition, she focused her attention on the company’s legislative and regulatory affairs, and was invited to testify before the Texas House and Senate committees overseeing retail electricity markets. Today, Marcie lectures frequently on corporate culture and its effect on employee productivity and customer satisfaction. Prior to co-founding StarTex in 2004, Marcie served as President and Director of Gexa Energy, a Retail Electric Provider she co-founded in 2001. A recognized and respected leader in the industry, Marcie is the proud recipient of many professional and community awards including the 2008-2010 Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist. Most recently, Houston Woman Magazine recognized Marcie as one of Houston’s Most Influential women of 2010 and she was named a “Top 100 professional in Houston” by H Magazine. Marcie has served as Board President and Treasurer for GCPA and is a past Electric Reliability Council of Texas Board Member where she represented the Independent Retailer segment after several years of serving on the Technical Advisory Committee. Additionally, she served on the Board of Texas Energy Association for Marketers (TEAM), a Texas non-profit group whose purpose is to promote deregulated policies and initiatives on behalf of its members. Marcie graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant.