CEO, Energy Pioneer Solutions
A fourth generation Nebraskan, Scott Kleeb’s great-grandfather started the Kleeb family homestead just outside of Broken Bow in 1884. For over 100 years, the Kleeb’s maintained a mixed farm near the sacred Nebraska Sandhills. Scott grew up listening to his grandparent’s stories of homesteading, of public power, of neighbors coming together to build a home or dig a well, and it was here that Scott learned the values of hard work and community.
Scott’s parents became educators for the Department of Defense, and he spent much of his childhood on a military base overseas. From here he was able to see the dedication of our men and women in uniform and to understand American foreign policy from the frontlines of the Cold War. After high school, Scott returned to the states and worked his way through college as a ranch hand in eastern Colorado and in the Sandhills of Nebraska. He then went on to graduate school at Yale.
During graduate school, Scott served as an Associate World Fellow and received a coveted position on the United Nations Policy Planning and Analysis Unit. He graduated with a Masters degree in international relations and a Ph.D. in history with a special focus on international development and trade economics.
In addition to serving as the CEO of Energy Pioneer Solutions, Scott also serves as Director of Operations for Morgan Ranch Beef, a Nebraska-based company that promotes locally-grown food and responsible business practices.
Scott resides in Hastings, Nebraska with his wife Jane Fleming Kleeb, with whom he has three daughters: Kora, Maya and newborn baby girl Willa.