4th Texas Energy Forum 2023 Distinguished Speakers Include


Hesston Klenk

Director Government Relations, AES Clean Energy
Phoenix, Arizona

Hesston Klenk is an experienced leader and policy and government relations specialist. His extensive experience includes land use policy, water policy, energy policy, renewable energy development, air quality, and state/federal permitting. Hesston currently leads state government relations in the Western and Central U.S. at AES Clean Energy. In this role Hesston and his team focus on policy initiatives which impact an evolving energy sector where he has a proven track record of finding common ground between government, private industries, landowners, and environmental groups on many complex issues. Prior to joining AES Clean Energy in 2022 Hesston spent 18 years working in the mining industry where he focused on government relations, communities and social performance, and Native American engagement. Hesston has led functional teams in several countries around the globe