John Hofmeister, former president of Shell Oil Company, the founding CEO of Citizens for Affordable Energy, and the author of Why We Hate the Oil Companies: Straight Talk from an Energy Insider (2010) will present the keynote luncheon address on Day Two of Noia’s Annual Play on the Edge 2014 Conference on Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 12:00 p.m at the Delta St. John’s Hotel.
John Hofmeister is currently a key member of the United States Energy Security Council, a bipartisan group that includes former Secretary of State George P. Shultz and two former secretaries of defense, as well as three former national security advisers, a former CIA director, two former senators, a Nobel Laureate, a former Federal Reserve chairman, and several Fortune-500 CEOs.
He became President of Shell Oil after serving as group human resource director of the Shell Group, based in the Netherlands. As president, he launched an extensive outreach program, unprecedented in the energy industry, to discuss critical global energy challenges. The program included an 18 month, 50-city engagement program across the country during which he 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.
Upon retirement from Shell Oil, Mr. Hofmeister founded Citizens for Affordable Energy, “promoting sound U.S. energy security solutions for the nation, including a range of affordable energy supplies, efficiency improvements, essential infrastructure, sustainable environmental policy, and public education on energy issues.” Mr. Hofmeister’s presentation will offer rare insight about how the industry and special interests work and how the government approaches energy issues.
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