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Houston Chapter
USAEE Chapters

The Houston Chapter of the United States Association for Energy Economics is committed to expanding the reach of energy information in both the private and public sectors of Houston, and the surrounding area.

The chapter holds monthly luncheon meetings featuring guest speakers at the Houston Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank (1801 Allen Parkway, Houston, TX 77019). Most of the meetings are held at noon on the second Thursday of each month from September through May. For more information, please contact any of the officers listed below.

If you have any specific questions about the Houston Chapter, contact any of the below representatives. They can help answer any questions you may have.

Houston Officers


Vick Natrajan
Email: VNatrajan@chevron.com

Vice President

Jesse Thompson
Business Economist
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas ā€“ Houston Branch
Email: jesse.thompson@dal.frb.org


Jesse Thompson
Business Economist
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas ā€“ Houston Branch
Email: jesse.thompson@dal.frb.org


Amy Brock
Market Intelligence Advisor
Email: abrock@chevron.com

Past USAEE Houston Chapter Officers

February Monthly Meeting

Date/Time: Thursday, February 15 2018 - 11:30am doors open for networking; meeting starts at 12 noon
Location: Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas,
Houston Branch (1801 Allen Parkway)

Topic: Oil and Gas Outlook and Why Technology Matters!

Speaker: David Pursell, Managing Director - Tudor Pickering Holt & Co


The Houston Chapter of the United States Association for Energy Economics (USAEE) cordially invites you to join us for our meeting on Thursday, February 15th, 2018. Registration closes on Tuesday, February 13th at noon!


Dave Pursell serves as a Managing Director in Investment Banking, focusing on Energy Technology. He is the former Head of Macro Research at Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co. Securities, and was one of the founders of Pickering Energy Partners, Inc.

Prior to Pickering Energy, Daveā€™s initial Wall Street experience was as Director of Upstream Research at Simmons & Company International. Prior to Simmons, he worked in various production and reservoir engineering assignments at S.A. Holditch and Associates in College Station, TX, which is now part of Schlumberger. Dave started his petroleum engineering career at ARCO Alaska in Anchorage with production and operations engineering assignments in South Alaska and the North Slope.

Dave holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University.

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USAEE Houston Chapter Annual Membership

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Join Houston's premiere Energy and Economics professional organization!

The United States Association for Energy and Economics (USAEE) Houston Chapter benefits from being located in the 'hub' of the energy capital of the world - Houston, TX! This allows our organziation to reach out to and attract well-respected top tier industry professionals as speakers on a monthly basis for timely, relevant, and often times lively discussion topics.

Meeting at the Federal Reserve Building, enjoy a full-service three-course sit down plated lunch while networking with industry professionals with energy and economics backgrounds and focus. Then enjoy a presentation on a timely topic related to energy and economics with opportunities for questions and discussion with the guest speaker.

Great Member Benefits:

  • members' discounted registration rate ($10 less per event) ...Attend three events and the membership more than pays for itself!!
  • elect chapter officers
  • satisfaction of joining Houston's premier professional and educational forum for energy economics.

**Note: Membership in the National USAEE organization is separate from local chapter membership. To become a member of the national organization, visit: https://www.usaee.org/application.aspx.

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