Shell Oil President John Hofmeister to address GBC members

Shell Oil company president John Hofmeister will be the featured speaker at the Greater Baltimore Committee’s Public Policy Dialogue luncheon event on Nov. 10. The event topic is “How the U.S. Can Achieve Energy Security.”

The 11:30 a.m. event, which is co-hosted by the Downtown Partnership of Baltimore and sponsored by Reliant Energy, will be held at the Tremont Grand in Baltimore.

Shell Oil Company is one of America’s leading oil and natural gas producers and a leading producer in the Gulf of Mexico. Shell is a recognized pioneer in deepwater oil and gas exploration and production technology. Recent several-billion barrel discoveries by Shell and others in waters exceeding 2,400 feet have contributed to renewed interest in the potential for deepwater drilling technology in the Gulf.

“Having John Hofmeister here in Baltimore gives GBC members an opportunity to hear a first-hand assessment of issues relating to energy production and security from an expert on the front lines of our nation’s energy development,” said GBC president Donald C. Fry.

Hofmeister was named president of Shell Oil Company, based in Houston, in March 2005 and serves on the board of the American Petroleum Institute. He joined Shell in 1997 as director of human resources based in The Hague, The Netherlands, and London. His 33-year career has also included corporate management positions overseas and in the U.S. with Allied Signal, Northern Telecom, Inc., and General Electric.

He is also serves on the boards of the Greater Houston Partnership and the National Urban League and is a Fellow of the National Academy of Human Resources.

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