The Embassy of Canada
U.S. Association for Energy Economics
National Capital Area Chapter
invite you to
NATURAL GAS 2020: REALITY AND CHALLENGES
NCAC’s Annual Dinner
featuring remarks from special guest
CEO, American Gas Association
6:00 PM – Cocktail Reception
7:00 PM – Dinner and Keynote
Our service award will also be presented to former chapter president Shirley Neff
Embassy of Canada
501 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Please RSVP by Friday, February 21
Natural Gas 2020: Reality and Challenges
Karen Harbert became president and chief executive officer of the American Gas Association in early 2019. She will share her unparalleled perspective of the energy industry based on her years of high level service in the public and private sectors with the NCAC at our annual dinner, co-hosted by the Embassy of Canada in Washington, D.C.
Prior to joining AGA, she was president and chief executive officer of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Energy Institute. Under Harbert’s leadership, the institute advanced a constructive energy agenda with the business community, policymakers and consumers.
She is a former assistant secretary for policy and international affairs at the U.S. Department of Energy, where she was the primary policy adviser to the secretary of energy on domestic and international energy issues.
Prior to joining the DOE, Harbert was deputy assistant administrator for Latin America and the Caribbean at the U.S. Agency for International Development, with oversight of programs in 11 countries. She also worked for over a dozen years in the private sector building over $9 billion of energy infrastructure around the world.
She also served at the Organization of American States and the International Republican Institute. She is on the board of the U.S. Energy Association, and received a degree in international policy studies and political science from Rice University.
The NCAC will also present, for the second time, the Lively Award for service to our chapter and to the energy community at large. The recipient is Shirley Neff, a former chapter president who is currently Senior Advisor in the Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs in the U.S. Department of Energy.
The NCAC board believes that Shirley's contributions to the field and to the NCAC as an economist, mentor, scholar, researcher and public servant are unmatched.