Jones Graduate School of Business to host fourth annual Rice Energy Finance Summit

Finance and energy leaders will discuss pressing industry issues with students and young professionals at the fourth annual Rice Energy Finance Summit Nov. 1 from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Rice University’s McNair Hall.

This year’s theme, “The New Economics of Energy Security,” will focus on how the new global economic conditions affect energy security. Speakers will discuss the future of energy in the U.S. and abroad from various perspectives – macroeconomic, political, corporate, technologic and strategic.

Speakers will include Kenneth Hersh, CEO and co-founder of NGP Energy Capital Management; Ralph Eads, chairman of Energy Investment Banking at Jefferies & Co.; Robert Rasmus and James Whipkey, CEOs of Hi-Crush Partners LP; D. Martin Phillips, managing partner of EnCap Investments, LP; Lynn Elsenhans, former CEO and president of Sunoco; Meg Gentle, senior vice president and chief financial officer of Cheniere; Wilson W. “Dub” Crook, manager of global gas regulatory and legislative issues at ExxonMobil Gas & Power Marketing Company; Neal Anderson, head of consulting at Wood Mackenzie; and Martin S. Craighead, president and CEO at Baker Hughes Inc.

The event is $50 for Jones School students and faculty and $150 for business professionals, alumni and non-Jones School students. For a full schedule of events or to register, visit

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