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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 – Houston Branch
Email: jesse.thompson@dal.frb.org


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


Islam Rizvanoghlu
Instructional Assistant Professor
University of Houston
Email: irizvano@Central.UH.EDU

Past USAEE Houston Chapter Officers

June Monthly Meeting

Date/Time: Thursday, June 13 2019 - 11:30am doors open for networking; meeting starts at 12 noon
Location: Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas,
Houston Branch (1801 Allen Parkway)

Topic: Outlook for Energy

Speaker: Decie Autin, VP, Project Management, ExxonMobil


The Houston Chapter of the United States Association for Energy Economics (USAEE) cordially invites you to join us for our meeting on Wednesday, June 13th 2019. Registration closes on June 12th at noon!

Decie Autin has served as Vice President, Central Project Management, for the newly formed ExxonMobil Global Projects organization since April 2019.

Prior to her current assignment, Decie served as Vice President of Project Management & Execution for ExxonMobil Development Company, and Upstream Production Operations Manager for ExxonMobil Production Company. Before that, from 2008 to September 2014, she held the position of Project Executive for the PNG LNG Project, for which her responsibilities included planning, development and execution of all aspects of the $19B project to commercialize natural gas resources in Papua New Guinea. The project was successfully started up several months ahead of schedule in May 2014.

Decie has been with ExxonMobil for more than 35 years since graduating from Georgia Tech with a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering. She began her career in New Orleans in the offshore facilities surveillance team and moved within the organization, holding positions in facilities and mechanical engineering management, natural gas and gas liquids marketing, continuous improvement and operations. After 15 years in New Orleans, Decie moved to Houston in 1995, as a Planner with Natural Gas. In 1998, Decie joined the Upstream Development Company, where she held project management positions on Hoover-Diana (Gulf of Mexico), Thunder Horse (not operated by ExxonMobil – Gulf of Mexico) and Erha (Offshore Nigeria).

Decie is married with two children and three step-children. She enjoys traveling and birdwatching.

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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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