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John Hofmeister Exclusive Speaker Series 8.3.11

July 26, 2011

Global Energy Management Speaker’s Series Presents

“Energy’s Potential for the American Economic Recovery”

John Hofmeister, CEO of Citizens for Affordable Energy and former President of Shell Oil Company
John Hofmeister, CEO, Citizens for Affordable Energy

​Wednesday, August 3, 2011

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Lunch will be provided

Encana Oil and Gas (USA) Inc.

Republic Plaza

40th Floor

Castle Peak Room

370 17th St.

Denver, CO 80202

Click Here to RSVP for John Hofmeister

​About John Hofmeister

Founder and Chief Executive, Citizens for Affordable Energy, and Former President, Shell Oil Company

John Hofmeister, upon retirement from Shell Oil Company in 2008, founded and heads the not-for-profit (501(c)(3) ), nation-wide membership association, Citizens for Affordable Energy.  This Washington, D.C.-registered, public policy education firm promotes sound U.S. energy security solutions for the nation, including a range of affordable energy supplies, efficiency improvements, essential infrastructure, sustainable environmental policies and public education on energy issues.

Hofmeister was named President of Houston-based Shell Oil Company in March 2005, heading the U.S. Country Leadership Team, which included the leaders of all Shell businesses operating in the United States.  He became President after serving as Group Human Resource Director of the Shell Group, based in The Hague, The Netherlands.

As Shell President, Hofmeister launched an extensive outreach program, unprecedented in the energy industry, to discuss critical global energy challenges.  The program included an 18 month, 50-city tour across the country during which Hofmeister led 250 other Shell leaders to meet with more than 15,000 business, community and civic leaders, policymakers, and academics to discuss what must be done to ensure affordable, available energy for the future.

A business leader who has participated in the inner workings of multiple industries for over 35 years, Hofmeister also has held executive leadership positions in General Electric, Nortel and AlliedSignal (now Honeywell International).

Hofmeister serves as the Chairman of the National Urban League and is a member of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technical Advisory Committee.  He serves as non-executive Director of the Hunting PLC, London, UK, Lufkin Industries Inc., CAMAC Energy, Inc., and the Sodexo North America Business Advisory Board.  He is Senior Advisor to two energy start-ups: Liberty Power of Fort Lauderdale, Fl and NewEarth Technologies of Seattle, WA.  Hofmeister also serves on the boards of the Foreign Policy Association, Strategic Partners, LLC, the Gas Technology Institute and the Center for Houston’s Future.  Hofmeister is a Fellow of the National Academy of Human Resources.  He also is a past Chairman and serves as a Director of the Greater Houston Partnership.  Hofmeister is active in education serving Advisory Boards at the University of Houston and the University of North Texas.  He is also a Director of the Texas Education Reform Committee.

Hofmeister earned Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Political Science from Kansas State University.  In May 2010 he was awarded an honorary doctorate of letters from the University of Houston.

John Hofmeister is the author of Why We Hate the Oil Companies: Straight Talk from an Energy Insider (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010).

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. August 3, 2011 8:15 am

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  2. August 5, 2011 10:32 pm

    A special thank you to Mr. Hofmeister, the GEM program and En Cana for making this presentation available. As a marketing professional working in the area of technology, it is always a challenge staying on top of the ever-changing landscape in the energy sector. This program, and this presentation in particular, packed in more relevant, actionable information than I could have expected. After 60 minutes, I left feeling like I not only had a solid understanding of the basic principles behind energy and the economy, but I felt compelled to act and make a difference. As leaders in our respective companies or fields, educating and building awareness among key stakeholders is critical. This program challenged my thinking, provoked conversation and will lead to action.

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