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February Luncheon-Former Shell CEO John Hofmeister

Join us for our February luncheon and get a rare perspective from Shell Oil Company's former president, John Hofmeister, regarding leadership and public relations.  Hofmeister now leads Citizens for Affordable Energy, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit organization exploring opportunities for energy.

No stranger to public relations, while at Shell, Hofmeister launched an extensive outreach campaign--unprecedented in the industry--to explore global energy challenges.  The program included an 18-month, 50-city U.S. tour that reached more than 15,000 business, community and civic leaders, policymakers and academics.  Hear from thie world recognized leader of the energy industry.

Don't forget to bring your dollar bills for a new fun drawing!  Everyone puts a dollar bill in the basket and their business card in a bowl.  We will hold a drawing, and the winner gets half of the dollar bills.  The other half goes to the Public Relatiions Foundation of Houston!

 

Thank you to Fifth Ring for sponsoring the February luncheon.

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Speaker: John Hofmeister
Speaker John Hofmeister
John Hofmeister, upon his retirement from Shell Oil Company in 2008, founded and heads Citizens for Affordable Energy, a not-for-profit nationwide membership association that 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 ...

John Hofmeister, upon his retirement from Shell Oil Company in 2008, founded and heads Citizens for Affordable Energy, a not-for-profit nationwide membership association that 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 Shell in March 2005 and led its US Country Leadership Team of Shell businesses operating in the U.S.  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 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 more than 35 years, Hofmeister also has led key leadership posts in General Electric, Nortel and the former AlliedSignal (Honeywell International).


He is chairman of the National Urban League and is a member of the US Department of Energy's Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technical Advisory Committee and the Sodexo Business Advisory Board.  He 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 director of the Greater Houston Partnership.


Hofmeister earned Bachelor's and Master's degrees in political science from Kansas State University.  He is the author of Why We Hate the Oil Companies: Straight Talk from an energy insider.


John Hofmeister, upon his retirement from Shell Oil Company in 2008, founded and heads Citizens for Affordable Energy, a not-for-profit nationwide membership association that 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.

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Organizer Elizabeth Novotny, Program Chair

 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


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When?

Wed, Feb. 6, 2013
11:30 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
(GMT-0600) America/Chicago

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Where?

Briar Club
2603 Timmons
Houston, TX 77027