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Houston Chapter

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


Erin Powers
Market Analytics Coordinator
Phillips 66

Vice President

Caldwell Bailey
Senior Consultant


Vick Natrajan


Jesse Thompson
Business Economist
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas – Houston Branch

University Liaison

Jaeger Wells
Market Research Manager

Past USAEE Houston Chapter Officers

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Houston Events

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September Monthly Meeting

Date/Time: Thursday, September 8, 2016 - 11:30am doors open for networking; meeting starts at 12 noon
Location: Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas,
Houston Branch (1801 Allen Parkway)

Topic: Perspectives on the Future of Refining

Speaker: Horace Hobbs


The Houston Chapter of the United States Association for Energy Economics (USAEE) cordially invites you to join us for our meeting on Thursday, September 8th 2016.


Horace Hobbs joined Phillips 66 as the Chief Economist in October of 2013. He is primarily focused on long range planning and capital allocation for the global portfolio of Phillips 66 businesses. He has spent his entire thirty year career in the downstream energy industry, primarily as a consultant, and also as a start-up venture executive.

Prior to joining Phillips 66, Horace was Managing Director of Muse Stancil & Co, a boutique, global consulting firm, where he was focused on downstream strategy and provided a broad array of merger, acquisition, and divestiture advisory services. He provided industry analysis and business planning support for operating companies, project and technology developers, equity investors, and financial institutions.

Horace spent five years as part of the start up executive team for Longhorn Pipeline and was previously employed as a downstream industry consultant at Wright Killen & Co. and The Pace Consultants (Now Jacobs Consultancy). He spent the early years of his career as a chemical engineer involved in process design and advanced process control applications.

He has testified as a downstream industry expert before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), The California Public Utility Commission, and the National Energy Board of Canada. He has published numerous articles and addressed various industry groups on a variety of topics related to energy markets and Economics.

Horace holds a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Houston and is licensed by the State of Texas to practice engineering.

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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.

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