Can America’s energy future be (1) affordable, (2) environmentally responsible and sustainable, and (3) secure from undue foreign influence? All of the above? Two out of three, but at what costs? What are our priorities? What obstacles stand in our way?
Upon retirement as President of Shell Oil Company in 2008, Mr. Hofmeister founded and heads the not-for-profit membership association, Citizens for Affordable Energy. This public policy firm promotes sound U.S. energy security solutions for the nation, including a range of affordable energy supplies, efficiency improvements, essential infrastructure, sustainable environmental policies and public education on energy issues.
John Hofmeister is a key member of the United States Energy Security Council, a bipartisan group that includes several dozen former Presidential appointees and Fortune 50 CEO’s who focus on national security through energy security. A business leader who has participated in the inner workings of multiple industries for over 35 years, Hofmeister also has held executive leadership positions in General Electric, Nortel and AlliedSignal (now Honeywell International).
Hofmeister serves as the Chairman of the National Urban League and is the Chairman of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technical Advisory Committee. He serves as non-executive Director of Hunting plc, London; Applus+, Barcelona; CAMAC Energy, Inc., Houston and Strategic Partners LLC; he serves on the Advisory Board of Liberty Power of Fort Lauderdale, the nation’s largest minority-owned power company.
Hofmeister serves on the not-for-profit boards of the Fuel Freedom Foundation, Foreign Policy Association, and the Gas Technology Institute. Hofmeister is a Fellow of the National Academy of Human Resources. He also is a past Chairman and serves as a Director Emeritus of the Greater Houston Partnership. He is the author of Why We Hate the Oil Companies: Straight Talk from an Energy Insider (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010).
Hofmeister teaches as a Wrigley Scholar/Executive in Residence in the Global Institute of Sustainability at Arizona State University. Hofmeister earned Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Political Science from Kansas State University. In May 2010 he was awarded an honorary doctorate of letters from the University of Houston.