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Kathleen D. GARDNER Edit Profile

Lawyer , Oil industry executive

Kathleen D. Gardner, oil industry executive, lawyer. Named Outstanding Young woman Fayetteville Jaycettes, Arkansas Jaycettes, recipient Woman of Achievement in Energy award, 1990; named to Top 100 Women in Arkansas, Arkansas Business Newspaper, 1995, 96, 97, 98, 99, 2000.

Background

Gardner, Kathleen D. was born on July 14, 1947 in Fayetteville, Arkansas, United States. Daughter of Harold Andrew and Bess (Gunn) Dulan.

Education

University of Arkansas (Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, 1969. Juris Doctor, 1978); University of Alabama (Master of Arts, 1972). Beta Gamma Sigma. Member, Governor’s Energy Advisory Council, 1980.

Career

Attorney, corporation officer Southwest Energy Company, Fayetteville, 1978-1985. Assistant general counsel, assistant vice president Reliant Energy Akrla a division of Reliant Energy Resources, Little Rock, 1985-1986, general counsel, vice president, 1986-2000, senior vice president, since 2000. Chairman Regional Training Program, Birmingham, Alabama, 1972-1975.

Membership

Board directors the New School Fayetteville, 1978-1979, Robert K. Gardner Memorial Fund, Fayetteville. Past board directors Keep Arkansas Beautiful Commission, Ballet Arkansas, Arkansas Museum of Science and History, Visiting Nurse Corporation. Member American Bar Association, Arkansas Bar Association (secretary natural resources section 1981), Pulaski County Bar Association, American Gas Association, Daughters of the American Revolution, Arkansas Association Defense Counsel, American Arbitration Association (Arkansas advisory council), Alpha Delta Pi.

Connections

Married Robert Gardner, June 7, 1969 (deceased September 1974). Married Cecil Alexander, February 4, 1995. 1 child, Christina Annual.

father:
Harold Andrew Dulan

mother:
Bess (Gunn) Dulan

spouses:
Robert Gardner

Cecil Alexander

child:
Christina Annual Gardner