5th Annual Energy Industry Directors Conference & Director to Director Exchange - Speakers

Conference ButtonJoin Rice University, Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. and Ernst & Young LLP for the 5th Energy Industry Directors Conference, a director education program designed for board members of energy companies. The conference will feature industry leaders addressing the key energy industry issues facing board members.

Directors Conference Featured Speakers:
Drew Nelson   Clean Energy Project Manager, Environmental Defense Fund
Vice Admiral Lee Gunn   United States Navy (Retired), President, American Security Project and CNA’s Institute for Public Research 
Thad Hill   President and Chief Operating Officer, Calpine Corporation
Jeffrey Immelt   Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, General Electric Company
Dr. Derek Mathieson   President, Western Hemisphere Operations, Baker Hughes Incorporated
Roger Plank   President and Chief Corporate Officer, Apache Corporation; Director, Parker Drilling
Lady Barbara Judge   Chairman Emeritus of the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority and Former Commissioner of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission; Director, Statoil
The Honorable Bill White   Chairman, Lazard

GovernanceProgram ButtonDirectors attending this limited admission event will participate in an intimate and candid hands-on program in an open forum to address how directors optimize their individual performance, the board’s performance and the success of the company. The primary theme is that boards must give priority to the “what” and the “who” issues; namely what is the strategic direction of the company and who are the executive leaders. The speakers will address how directors establish priorities for the board and how they ensure an effective board, including an examination of so called “best practices.” The speakers will also address how the board can ensure successful performance from the “C Suite,” as well as compensation philosophies and practices with an analysis of incentive alignment and board monitoring. There will be discussions on the challenges of addressing governance expectations of investors and the legal and practical interactions within an ethical culture, including insights from the Chairman of the PCAOB.

Director to Director Exchange Featured Speakers:
Ian Campbell    Vice Chairman, The Abernathy MacGregor Group
Clarence Cazalot   Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Marathon Oil Corporation; Director, Baker Hughes Incorporated
Robert Clarke   Senior Partner, Bracewell & Giuliani LLP; Former Comptroller of the Currency; Director, Stewart Information Services Corporation, Eagle Materials Inc, Mutual of Omaha Insurance Company, Inc. and Dubai Financial Services Authority 
Alan Crain    Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Counsel and Governance Officer, Baker Hughes Incorporated; Former Director, Mariner Energy, Inc.
James Crownover    Former Chairman, Rice University Board of Trustees; Chairman, Republic Services, Inc.; Director: FTI Consulting, Inc., Chemtura Corporation and Weingarten Realty Investors
Charles Davidson   Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Noble Energy, Inc.
James Doty   Chairman, Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB); Former General Counsel, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Lynn Elsenhans   Former Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President, Sunoco Inc.; Director, GlaxoSmithKline plc and Baker Hughes Incorporated
Margaret Foran   Chief Governance Officer, Vice President and Corporate Secretary, Prudential Financial, Inc.; Director, Occidental Petroleum Corporation, The MONY Group, Inc. and MONY Life Insurance Company
Ryan Lance   Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, ConocoPhillips Company
George Lawrence   Chairman, Management Development & Compensation Committee, Apache Corporation; Former President, Chief Executive Officer and Director, Phoenix Resource Companies, Inc.
Melvin Payne   Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Carriage Services, Inc.
H. John Riley   Former Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Cooper Industries plc; Director, The Allstate Corporation, Baker Hughes Incorporated, Post Oak Bank and Westlake Chemical Corporation
Gerry Sanders   Professor of Strategic Management, Rice University, Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business
Sarah Teslik   Senior Vice President, Policy and Governance, Apache Corporation
Event Information Title
5th Annual Energy Industry Directors Conference & Director to Director Exchange
March 26-27, 2013

McNair Hall, Rice University
Houston, Texas

$1,250 for March 26
$1,250 for March 27
$2,000 for both days
(Day 1)

(Day 2)
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