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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

May Monthly Meeting

Date/Time: Thursday, May 24 2018 - 11:30am doors open for networking; meeting starts at 12 noon
Location: Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas,
Houston Branch (1801 Allen Parkway)

Topic: The Outlook for Energy: A View to 2040

Speaker: Ken Golden, ExxonMobil


The Houston Chapter of the United States Association for Energy Economics (USAEE) cordially invites you to join us for our meeting on Thursday, May 24th, 2018. Registration closes on Tuesday, May 22nd at Noon.

Our earlier planned speaker from ExxonMobil is now able to make the presentation in our May chapter meeting.


Ken is Strategy Advisor for ExxonMobil Upstream Ventures, with a focus on portfolio analysis and optimization. Ken’s 34 years of work experience include roles as: Senior Energy Advisor for Exxon Mobil Corporation; Strategic Advisor for ExxonMobil’s Upstream Strategic Planning; Unconventional Development Advisor for XTO; and a variety of technical and supervisory roles, including assignments in Norway and the UK, Deepwater project development, worldwide exploration, and extensive experience in economics, engineering and business.

He received his BS degree in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University, and an MBA degree from University of Texas of the Permian Basin.

Ken is a registered Professional Engineer in Texas, and has been a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers for over 36 years.

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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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