SOLD OUT - The Fracking Boom and Future of the California and U.S. Economies

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 Industry Leadership Series

FrackingWill the natural gas boom that is transforming manufacturing usher in a new era of prosperity? What's happening in California? Join us as we discuss the current and future economic impacts of fracking in California and the United States with panelists:

Catherine Wolfram, Faculty Director of the Energy Institute at Haas and Cora Jane Flood Professor of Business Administration, U.C. Berkeley
Greta Lydecker, Vice President, Chevron North America Exploration & Production Company
Cynthia Ringo, Managing Partner, DBL Investors
Meredith Annex, Moderator, Natural Gas Analyst with Bloomberg New Energy Finance division


Register by October 13th



Greta LydeckerGreta Lydecker

Vice President, Chevron North America Exploration & Production Company

Greta Lydecker is vice president, San Joaquin Valley Business Unit for Chevron North America Exploration & Production Company (CNAEP). Lydecker is responsible for Chevron's oil and gas production in California with core operations in eight field locations. Greta Lydecker began her career in Chevron in 1982 as an Earth Scientist in the Rocky Mountain Exploration Division and has held numerous assignments at Chevron prior to her current role. She was appointed President of Chevron Environmental Management Company (EMC) in September of 2010. EMC provides environmental liability management and decommissioning services for Chevron in over 50 countries around the world. Projects include well, offshore platform and pipeline decommissioning and abandonment, site remediation and cleanup for refineries, service stations and terminals. Greta holds a B.S. in Geology from Allegheny College and a M.S. in Geophysics from Boston College

Cynthia RingoCynthia Ringo

Managing Partner of DBL Investors

DBL investors is one of the handful of Venture Capital firms run by women, with a focus on achieving a social, environmental and financial return on its investments. Renewable energy and clean tech are areas of investment focus for DBL.  Ms. Ringo served on the board of the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs from 2000 to 2004, and as Chair of the Board for 2001 through 2003. Ms. Ringo is a mentor to Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, Center for Entrepreneurial Studies. She also serves as an advisor to several organizations including: the SVForum, a Silicon Valley leadership forum, Astia, supporting women led entrepreneurs, and and is a member of the Emeritus Board, Watermark. Ms. Ringo received a BS in Legal Systems from Georgia State University and a JD from Emory University School of Law.

Catherine WolframCatherine Wolfram

Cora Jane Flood Professor of Business Administration at the Haas School of Business
Faculty Director, Energy Institute at Haas, University of California, Berkeley

Catherine is part of the Haas Economic and Policy Analysis group, where her research focuses on the economics of energy markets. She has studied the impact of environmental regulation on energy markets and the effects of electricity industry privatization and restructuring around the world. In 2006 and 2008 she received the Cheit Award for Best Teacher. She received her PhD in economics from MIT and an AB in economics from Harvard University.


Meredith AnnexMeredith Annex

Natural Gas Analyst, Bloomberg New Energy Finance

Meredith is responsible for BNEF’s analysis into North American gas demand, particularly from the power and chemicals sectors. She has authored several studies on the impact of emissions regulations on US coal power plants and has written extensively on the return to the US of major bulk chemicals manufacturing. She also supports the company’s US gas price forecasting team. Meredith joined BNEF in 2012 as a carbon and power markets analyst. She holds a Msc in Environmental Economics from the London School of Economics and a BA in Economics from Williams College.

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