John R. Rutherford joins ERS Board of Trustees

September 12, 2022

John RutherfordJohn R. Rutherford was appointed to the ERS Board in May 2022 by Gov. Greg Abbott.

Rutherford is a former energy and finance executive. He currently serves as a part-time senior advisor for ECP GP and on the board of directors of Enterprise Product Partner, L.P. He previously served as a director of Enterprise GP and member of its Audit and Conflicts Committee.

For more than 20 years, Rutherford has been actively involved in investment banking as a mergers & acquisitions and strategic advisor to public and private energy companies, investment firms, management teams and boards of directors. He served as senior managing director of NRI Energy Partners LLC, a firm that evaluates and invests in private and public energy companies and provides financial and strategic consulting services to energy companies and investment firms. Before that, he was with Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. (Plains), where he served as executive vice president (strategic planning, M&A and business development) of the general partner, on the executive committee and as a financial consultant. Prior to joining Plains, Rutherford was Managing Director of the North American Energy Practice of Lazard Freres & Company. Before that, he served as a partner at Simmons & Company for more than 10 years.

In addition to his leadership in the energy and finance sectors, Rutherford previously worked as an accountant. He currently serves on the Executive Council of the Kay Bailey Hutchison Energy Center at The University of Texas at Austin and actively volunteers with the Navy Seal Foundation and the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation. He was previously the executive director of the Coalition for a Fair and Open Port.

Rutherford received a Bachelor of Business Arts from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Business Administration in Finance from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.

His term expires August 31, 2024.