Oklahoma City University News
OCU Plans Governor’s Energy Conference
OKLAHOMA CITY – Gov. Mary Fallin and about
a dozen local and national energy leaders will discuss the future of energy in
Oklahoma during the 2011 Governor’s Energy Conference presented by Oklahoma
City University’s Meinders School of Business Nov. 9 at the Cox Business
Services Center. The conference will address topics such as new technologies,
natural gas supplies, infrastructure issues, energy policy, environmental
implications, and details on Oklahoma’s natural gas, renewable energy and smart
daylong event begins at 8 a.m. and features Gov. Fallin, Steven C. Agee, John
Curtis, Peter Delaney, Robert Henry, Melanie Kenderdine, Aubrey McClendon, C.
Michael Ming, Ernest Moniz, John Richels and Stuart Solomon. The conference is
sponsored by the Karl F. and June S. Martin Family Foundation and the Office of
the Oklahoma Secretary of Energy. The morning sessions will consist of
presentations on natural gas technology, resource estimates, energy
infrastructure and policy both locally and nationally. Dr. Moniz will provide
the luncheon keynote address followed by an afternoon CEO panel conducted as a
Governor Mary Fallin served two terms in the Oklahoma House
of Representatives, served as lieutenant governor for 12 years and was elected
to the United States Congress in 2006. While in Congress, Fallin worked
directly on energy issues as a member of the Natural Resources committee. In
2010 she was elected Oklahoma’s first woman governor.
Agee is the interim dean of OCU’s
Meinders School of Business. He has served as a visiting professor of economics
and director of the Economic Research and Policy Institute at OCU. He joined
the Oklahoma City Branch Board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City in
2006 and was named chairman of the board in 2009, 2010 and 2011. Agee is
president and COO of Agee Energy LLC, located in downtown Oklahoma City. Prior
to leading Agee Energy, he was president and COO for Lee and Agee Inc. and XAE
Curtis is a professor of geology
and geological engineering at the Colorado School of Mines and he serves as
director of the Petroleum Exploration and Production Center and the Potential
Gas Agency at the school. Curtis, who has 15 years of experience in the
petroleum industry with Texaco, SAIC, Columbia Gas and Brown and Ruth
Laboratories/Baker-Hughes, also co-directs the CSM Unconventional Natural Gas
Institute. He serves on and has chaired
several professional society and natural gas industry committees including the
Supply Panel, Research Coordination Council and the Science and Technology
Committee of the Gas Technology Institute. He is an associate editor of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists
Bulletin and The Mountain Geologist.
Delaney is chairman and CEO of OGE Energy Corporation
and Enogex. Delaney spent 15 years as an investment banker on Wall Street and
specializes in corporate finance and other advisory services to electric and
natural gas utilities in the U.S., Europe and South America. He is actively
involved as a member of several community and industry boards of directors
including the Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce, the Oklahoma City Museum of
Art, United Way of Central Oklahoma, Oklahoma City Boathouse Foundation and Integris Health.
Henry serves as president of Oklahoma City University.
During his distinguished career, he has served in each branch of government. He
was a member of the Oklahoma House of Representatives, served as attorney
general of Oklahoma and most recently served on the U.S. Court of Appeals for
the Tenth Circuit where he became chief judge in 2008. He left a lifetime
appointment on the federal bench to become the 17th president of OCU
last year. Henry also has served as dean and professor of law at OCU. He serves
on the boards of directors for Devon Energy, the Oklahoma Heritage Association
and the Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce.
Kenderdine is the executive director of the MIT Energy
Initiative. She is part of a three-person leadership team for the initiative,
responsible for its implementation and the development of long-range strategies
for its activities, management and growth. Prior to joining MIT, she was vice
president of the Gas Technology Institute for Washington operations where she
was involved in major initiatives to increase domestic natural gas supply,
enhance energy efficiency and security and promote the research needs of the
natural gas industry. She has served in
several key posts at the U.S. Department of Energy, including director of the
Office of Policy and senior advisor to the secretary.
McClendon has served as chairman of the board and CEO of
Chesapeake Energy Corporation since
co-founding the company in 1989. McClendon serves as a director of ProCure
Treatment Centers, serves on the advisory board of Eagle Energy Partners and is
a member of the board of visitors of the Fuqua School of Business at Duke
Ming serves as the Oklahoma secretary of energy. He
was appointed by Gov. Mary Fallin in January. Ming formerly served as the
president of the Research Partnership to Secure Energy for America and as an
independent natural gas producer as a managing member and principal of K.
Stewart Energy Group and K. Stewart Petroleum Corporation. He is an emeritus member and past chairman of
the petroleum investments committee at Stanford University.
Moniz is the Cecil and Ida Green Professor of
Physics and Engineering Systems, director of the energy initiative and director
of the Laboratory for Energy and the Environment at the MIT Department of
Physics. He has taught at MIT since 1973 and served as the under secretary of
the U.S. Department of Energy from 1997 to 2001. He served as the associate
director of science in the Office of Science and Technology Policy in the
Executive Office of the President from 1995 to 1997. Moniz’ principal research
contributions have been in theoretical nuclear physics and in energy technology
and policy studies. He currently serves on President Obama’s Council of
Advisors for Science and Technology.
Richels was elected president and CEO of Devon Energy
in 2010 and joined the board of directors in 2007. Prior to joining Devon in
1998, Richels served as CFO of Northstar Energy Corporation. He serves as
chairman of the Oklahoma City National Memorial, past president of the Oklahoma
City Philharmonic and a member of the Board of Trustees of Oklahoma City
University and the Oklahoma City Boathouse Foundation. He also is a director of the Independent
Petroleum Association of America.
Solomon is president and chief operating officer for
the Public Service Company of Oklahoma. He previously served in a variety of
utility management positions in Texas, Ohio and West Virginia.
To register for the conference or for more
information, call Melissa Cory at (405) 208-5540 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.