Vistra Expands Board by Appointing Veteran Executive as 11th Member

Julie Lagacy will serve on the board's Sustainability & Risk Committee and the Social Responsibility & Compensation Committee.

Irving-based integrated retail electricity and power generation company Vistra has added Julie Lagacy as an independent director, expanding its board to 11 members.

Lagacy will serve on the board’s Sustainability & Risk Committee and the Social Responsibility & Compensation Committee.

Julie Lagacy via LinkedIn

“We are pleased to welcome Julie to our board of directors,” Scott Helm, Vistra’s chairman of the board, said in a statement. “Her extensive leadership, particularly in the fields of strategy, sustainability, and cybersecurity further enhance and balance the diverse skills on the board. We look forward to benefitting from her expertise as Vistra continues its leadership role in the energy transition through the responsible transformation of its fleet.”

Helm emphasized the important role the board plays in guiding Vistra’s future.

“Ensuring we have the right board in place to guide the company’s strategy and oversee its net zero commitment continues to be a top priority. This expansion is the culmination of a robust board composition review process to ensure that we have the diversity and mix of skills and experience to advance our goals,” he said.

Most recently, Lagacy served as Irving-based Caterpillar Inc.’s first chief sustainability and strategy officer.

She began her career at Caterpillar in 1988 and held various leadership roles, including chief financial officer of the global mining division, and vice president and chief information officer of Global Information Services.

Vistra said that Lagacy brings extensive executive management experience including financial, strategic, technology, cybersecurity, ESG, management development, acquisitions, and capital allocation to her new role.

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