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USAEE Officers

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President

Troy N. Thompson
Business Planning and Analytics Manager
Chevron
1400 Smith Street HOU140 17010
Houston, TX 77002
Phone: 713-372-6180
Fax: 713-754-3900
E-mail: troythompson@chevron.com

President-Elect

James Smith
Professor of Finance
Southern Methodist University
6212 Bishop Blvd 430 Fincher Bldg
Dallas, TX 75275
Phone: 214-768-3158
Fax: 214-768-4099
E-mail: jsmith@smu.edu

Immediate Past President

Michael E. Canes
Distinguished Fellow
Logistics Management Institute
7940 Jones Branch Drive Tysons, VA 22102 Phone: 703-917-7201
E-Mail: mcanes@lmi.org

Vice President - Membership

Kevin F. Forbes
Associate Professor
Catholic University of America
620 Michigan Ave, NE
Washington, DC 20064
Phone: 202-319-4794
Fax: 202-319-4426
E-Mail: forbes@cua.edu

Vice President - Conferences

Kenneth Medlock
Fellow in Energy & Res Economics
Rice University
6100 Main Economic Dept MS22
Houston, TX 77005-1892
Phone: 713-348-3757
Fax: 713-348-2713
E-Mail: medlock@rice.edu

Vice President - Chapter Liaison

Peter Kobos
Principal Staff Economist
Sandia National Laboratories
PO Box 5800 MS 1137
Albuquerque NM 87185
Phone: 505-845-7086
Fax: 505-844-7354
E-Mail: phkobos@sandia.gov

Vice President - Academic Affairs

Thomas E. Drennen
Profesor of Economics
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
28 Scotland Road
Canandaigua, NY 14424
Phone: 585-746-7323
E-Mail: drennen@hws.edu

Vice President - Communications

Maureen Lorenzetti
Sr Communications Officer
World Bank Group
2121 Pennsylvania Ave., NW Room 7K-221
Washington, DC 20433
Phone: 202-473-8131
Fax: 202-522-7464
E-mail: mlorenzetti@worldbank.org

Vice President - Business Liaison

Shree Vikas
Dir., Mkt Intelligence and Strategy
ConocoPhillips
600 North Dairy Ashford TN 7066
Houston, TX 77079-1175
Phone: 281-293-1727
E-Mail: shree.vikas@conocophillips.com

Vice President - Government

Vlad Dorjets
Policy Analyst
US Office of Management & Budget
725 17th Street
Washington, DC 20006
Phone: 202-395-7315
E-Mail: vdorjets@omb.eop.gov

 

Secretary - Treasurer

Sanya Carley
Professor School of Public Env. Affairs
Indiana University
1315 E 10th Street, Room 353
Bloomington, IN 47405
Phone: 812-855-4556
E-Mail: scarley@indiana.edu

Student Representative

Derek Nixon
Resources Economics Graduate Student
University of California Davis
3800 Solano Park Cr., Apt. 3721
Davis, CA 95616
Phone: 360-460-2868
E-Mail: nixon@primal.ucdavis.edu

Council Members

Alberto J. Lamadrid
Asst Professor of Economics
Lehigh University
621 Taylor Street r451
Bethlehem, PA 18015
Phone: 212-496-2492
Fax: 212-496-2492
E-Mail: ajlamadrid@lehigh.edu

Burcu Cigerli Esmerok
Principal Analyst, Market Fundamentals
BG Group
811 Main Street Suite 3400
Houston, TX 77002
Phone: 713-599-5311
E-mail: burcu.cigerliesmerok@bg-group.com

Eric Hittinger
Assistant Professor
Rochester Institute of Technology
71 Warrington Drive
Rochester, NY 14618
Phone: 703-899-6861
E-Mail: eshgpt@rit.edu

USAEE Dialogue Editor

Robert E. Borgstrom
Regulatory Advisor
2100 M Street, NW #170-334
Washington, DC 20037 Phone: 571-970-6628
Fax: 571-970-6628
E-mail: robertborgstrom2@gmail.com

General Counsel

John W Jimison, Esq.
Managing Director
Energy Future Coalition
1800 Massachusetts Ave., NW Ste. 400
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-778-3541
Fax: 202-650-5350
E-mail: Jjimison@energyfuturecoalition.org

Executive Director

David L. Williams
USAEE Headquarters
c/o Administrative Management Services, Inc.
28790 Chagrin Blvd., Suite 350
Cleveland, OH 44122
Phone: 216-464-2785
Fax: 216-464-2768
E-Mail: usaee@usaee.org

President's Advisors

Arnold B. Baker
Principal
ABB Consulting
11304 Woodmar Lane NE
Albuquerque, NM 87111
Phone: 505-332-7969
E-Mail: abbaker7@gmail.com

David H. Knapp
Chief Energy Economist
Energy Intelligence Group
5 E 37th Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10016
Phone: 646-616-0823
E-Mail: dknapp@energyintel.com

C.-Y. Cynthia Lin
Associate Professor
UC Davis
Agricultural and Resource Economics
Davis, CA 95616
Phone: 530-752-0824
E-Mail: cclin@primal.ucdavis.edu

 

 

 

The President
  • Is the chief executive officer of the Association
  • Sets the agenda for and chairs Council meetings
  • Serves on the Conference Executive Committees
  • Appoints ad-hoc task forces as needed
  • Represents USAEE at IAEE meetings and in any relationship with other organizations
  • Engages with the Executive Director in an annual review as described in the management contract; the review team shall also include the President-Elect and the Past-President
The President-Elect
  • Chairs the Strategic Planning Group
  • Chairs any ad-hoc task forces or committees as appointed by the President, including the committee to negotiate or renegotiate the Association's management contract(s), which committee shall include the Secretary-Treasurer
  • Serves on the Conference Executive Committees
  • Maintains the list of Officer and Committee Action Items
  • Engages with the Executive Director in an annual review
The Past-President
  • Chairs the Nominations Committee
  • Serves on the Strategic Planning Group
  • Engages with the Executive Director in an annual review
The Vice-President for Membership chairs the Membership Committee and is responsible for seeing to it that membership in USAEE is maintained at a level necessary to support the organization's activities and for striving to increase it, aiming for substantial increases in membership.

The Vice-President for Membership shall:
  • Work with the Membership Committee and the VP-Communications, hone and spread a message emphasizing USAEE as a special association where US energy economics professionals from business, academe, government, consulting, finance, the media and other professions collaborate for their professional development and for the benefit of our society
  • Review past membership drive efforts and their effectiveness
  • Identify plausible pools of new members including sustaining members (perhaps identified by professional specialty, by geography or by sector) and craft strategies for attracting them
  • Coordinate efforts with other Council members, especially VP Conferences, VP Communications and VP Academic Affairs
  • Consider ways to engage current members in attracting new members
  • Keep good records regarding which recruitment methods seem to work and which do not
  • Report regularly to Council on plans, activities, progress and needs
The Vice-President for Conferences chairs the Conference Executive Committees which are responsible for planning conferences that achieve the Association's objectives for its conferences. The Vice-President for Conferences is responsible for setting meeting agendas and distributing notes from each meeting.

The Vice-President for Conferences is also responsible for:
  • Timely action on the conference countdown checklist items and any updating of that checklist
  • Incorporation into future conference planning of ideas and suggestions noted as part of conference evaluation and post-mortem review
The Vice-President for Academic Affairs is responsible for:
  • Providing leadership and oversight of new or proposed USAEE programs and activities that serve the interests of the academic members of USAEE
  • Working with the Student Member of USAEE Council to promote and increase student membership of USAEE
  • Coordinating the USAEE student awards and scholarship programs
  • Coordinating the nomination of a student member to serve on the USAEE Council
  • Providing oversight of the USAEE Working Paper Series and fostering its growth and visibility within the research community
  • Maintaining and updating the standing list of academic departments, research programs, and learning centers that may be interested in the activities and services provided by the USAEE
  • Encouraging and supervising educational outreach by USAEE to secondary school teachers as opportunities for this arise
The Vice-President for Communications is responsible for:
  • Chairing the Communications Committee.
  • The Communications Committee consists of one additional Council member plus the Editor of Dialogue and the Facebook coordinator
  • Participating in all new initiatives for communicating with members
  • Press relations, particularly at conferences, and for implementing the USAEE's policy on press relations
  • Appointing member to the Subcommittee on Press Relations and chairing that subcommittee
  • Overseeing new initiatives involving the USAEE website and recommending changes where appropriate
  • Working with the Facebook coordinator to oversee the USAEE's presence on Facebook
  • Implementing a media plan to increase the visibility of USAEE in the energy policy arena
The Vice-President for Chapter Liaison is responsible for:
  • Seeing to it that all members of USAEE are encouraged to join local chapters
  • Seeking opportunities to open new chapters or revitalize older ones through focused USAEE attention
  • Encouraging chapters to maintain up-to-date information at their USAEE website locations
  • Sponsoring a chapter head meeting at the annual USAEE meetings
  • Providing appropriate USAEE assistance to chapters who wish to coordinate programs with one another
The Secretary-Treasurer is responsible for:
  • Drafting minutes of Council meetings (with the assistance of the Executive Director)
  • Certifying all votes of Council and of general membership
  • Chairing the Finance Committee and serving as a member of the Conference Executive Committees
  • Budgeting:
    • Coordinate the work of the Finance and Sponsorship Committees and the Executive Director to
      • Establish Conference budget(s) and recommend to Council
      • Establish a balanced Association budget and recommend to Council
    • In consultation with all Vice Presidents and the Executive Director establish an Association Advancement Fund budget and present for Council approval
    • Comment as requested on the budgeting implications of proposals considered by Council and the Conference Executive Committee(s)
    • Authorize budget amendments that leave the Association budget balanced; notify Council of such amendments
  • Financial Oversight:
    • Ensure that the Association's management firm employs current, efficient budgeting and financial management software and practices
    • Review frequent reports from the Executive Director on the Association's financial condition
    • Promptly advise Council of deviations from approved budgets
  • Directing the investments of the Association
  • Resolving any financial questions raised by the Executive Director
The Student Representative is responsible for:
  • Providing leadership and oversight of new or proposed USAEE programs and activities that serve the interests of the student members of USAEE
  • Working with the Vice President - Academic Affairs of USAEE Council to promote and increase student membership in USAEE
  • Overseeing student programs that take place at the North American Conference (e.g., Student Happy Hour, networking opportunities between students and prospective employers, student breakfast meeting, etc.)
  • Coordinating and participating in all aspects of USAEE social media (e.g., Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.).
The Vice-President for Business is responsible for:
  • Establishing a Committee of USAEE members to assist in carrying out his or her duties. These duties include:
    • Providing leadership and oversight of new or proposed USAEE programs and activities that are of interest to the business members of USAEE
    • Working with the Vice-President, Conferences, to assure that annual USAEE conferences and other programs it sponsors contain subject matter of interest to business members
    • Working with the head of the Sponsorship Committee to promote USAEE within the business sector and develop long-term relationships between companies and the Association
    • Promoting USAEE within the business sector for purposes of encouraging company employees to join the Association and participate in its activities
    • Promoting avenues of communication with business members of USAEE to obtain feedback on existing services and suggestions for enhancement
    • Maintaining relationships with appropriate representatives of companies whose activities are related to the professional interests of the USAEE membership
    • Keeping Council appraised of the desires of business members of USAEE and any issues raised by this segment of the membership
The Vice-President for Government is responsible for:
  • Establishing a Committee of USAEE members to assist in carrying out his or her duties. These duties include:
    • Providing leadership and oversight of new or proposed USAEE programs and activities that are of interest to the government members of USAEE
    • Working with the Vice-President, Conferences, to assure that annual USAEE conferences and other programs it sponsors contain subject matter of interest to government members
    • Working with the head of the Sponsorship Committee to promote USAEE within the government sector and develop long-term relationships between governmental bodies and the Association
    • Promoting USAEE within the government sector for purposes of encouraging governmental personnel to join the Association and participate in its activities
    • Promoting avenues of communication with government members of USAEE to obtain feedback on existing services and suggestions for enhancement
    • Maintaining contact with appropriate representatives of governmental bodies whose activities are related to the professional interests of the USAEE membership
    • Keeping Council appraised of the desires of government members of USAEE and any issues raised by this segment of the membership

Council members serve at the pleasure of Council and are expected to participate and contribute to the general deliberations of Council. They are also expected to assist in special projects of the Council. For example, recent special projects involving Council members include development of a salary survey, development of special sessions for the North American Conference; cross marketing efforts with other associations and development of marketing efforts to expand membership. Council members will also sit on the committees of Council and participate in their deliberations. Recently Council members have sat on the Finance Committee, the Membership Committee and other Committees as deemed appropriate.