GreenHunter Energy, Inc. (NYSE MKT: GRH), a diversified renewable energy company predominately focused on water resource management in the unconventional oil and gas shale resource plays, announced today the appointment of Ms. Julie Silcock to its Board of Directors. Additionally, Ms. Silcock has been elected to serve on the Audit Committee as its financial expert. Ms. Silcock replaces Ronald D. Ormand who resigned from the Board of Directors effective January 8, 2013. Ms. Silcock is Managing Director and Co-Head of Houlihan Lokey’s Investment Banking practice in the Southwest Region of the U.S. She has more than 25 years of experience advising companies on mergers and acquisitions equity and debt capital market transactions, private debt and equity placements, and high-yield offerings for growth-oriented companies across all industries. She joined Houlihan Lokey in March 2009 to expand its client coverage through her broad and deep relationships with CEOs and business leaders. Ms. Silcock is based in the Dallas office. Before joining the firm, Ms. Silcock was Founder, Managing Director, and Head of Southwest Investment Banking for Citigroup Global Markets Inc. from 2000 to early 2009. From 1997 to 2000, she was a Managing Director with Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette’s Investment Banking Practice in Dallas, where she executed the full range of transactions for clients in the industrial, business and financial services, energy, consumer, technology, and media and telecom sectors. From 1989 to 1997, she was a Senior Managing Director at Bear Stearns & Co. in Dallas, where she focused on growth-oriented companies in the Southwest and Southeast. During the course of her career, she has led teams on initial and a series of subsequent capital market and M&A transactions for companies that have reached significant scale, including Affiliated Computer Services, Inc. (now part of Xerox Corp.), Aleris International, Inc. (taken private by TPG Capital), Brightstar Corp., Cinemark, Inc., Compaq Computer Corp. (now part of Hewlett-Packard Co.), Dean Foods Co., Outdoor Systems (now part of Clear Channel Communications Inc.), Ubiquitel, Inc. (Sprint affiliate sold to Sprint Nextel Corp.), and United Insurance Co. (now part of Aon PLC). Ms. Silcock began her career at Credit Suisse Group in New York in the Mergers and Acquisitions Group.