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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


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

Past USAEE Houston Chapter Officers

November Monthly Meeting

Date/Time: Friday, November 9 2017 - 11:30am doors open for networking; meeting starts at 12 noon
Location: Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas,
Houston Branch (1801 Allen Parkway)

Topic: Oil and Natural Gas Demand: When will we see them peak?

Speaker: Helen Currie


The Houston Chapter of the United States Association for Energy Economics (USAEE) cordially invites you to join us for our meeting on Thursday, November 9th, 2017. Registration closes on November 8th at noon!


Dr. Helen Currie is the Chief Economist for ConocoPhillips Corporation. With over 25 years’ experience in business, government and academia, she brings unique perspectives to strategic planning at ConocoPhillips. Her current responsibilities involve long range planning and strategy development, investment analyses, political risk and scenario planning. Previous roles at ConocoPhillips include upstream and downstream business analysis, commercial risk management for all liquids, natural gas and power marketing, as well as risk systems project management.

From 2007-2010, Dr. Currie was with BG Group, leading the Americas Market Fundamentals research team to shape strategic planning, business development and trading strategies.

Prior to joining Conoco in 2001, Dr. Currie was on faculty at Elon University and LaGrange College for M.B.A. and undergraduate finance and economics programs. Her academic research focused on mortgage backed securities valuation and financial institutions management. Her other experience includes economic impact analysis of environmental policies, community economic development and strategic management consulting.

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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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