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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

December Monthly Meeting

Date/Time: Thursday, December 14 2017 - 11:30am doors open for networking; meeting starts at 12 noon
Location: Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas,
Houston Branch (1801 Allen Parkway)

Topic: Chemicals Renaissance - Expansion in the US Gulf Coast

Speaker: Venki Chandrashekar, General Manager - Specialty Chemicals – Chevron Phillips Chemical Co


The Houston Chapter of the United States Association for Energy Economics (USAEE) cordially invites you to join us for our meeting on Thursday, December 14th, 2017. Registration closes on December 13th at noon!


Currently as GM, Specialty Chemicals Venki Chandrashekar oversees all commercial aspects of this global business. Prior to this, as Director of Corporate Development, he led the strategy and execution team for M&A

Prior to joining CPChem in 2012, Venki worked as an independent consultant to several investment banks, the International Finance Corporation (World Bank) and top consulting companies. From 1992 – 2009, he worked for Lyondell/LyondellBasell where he led or assisted several M&A transactions and joint ventures for the polymers and chemicals business as Director, Corporate Development. Earlier positions include technology and commercial functions.

Venki came to the U.S. from India in 1982 to attend graduate school. He is passionate about mentoring and developing young diversity professionals and is interested in cross border and cross cultural dealings both personally and professionally.

Venki volunteers for a number of community causes and raising funds for the underprivileged in India.

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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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