John Hofmeister


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Energy


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Author, Business, Energy/Alternative Energy


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John Hofmeister served as President of Shell Oil Company until his retirement from the company in 2008. After this, John Hofmeister has founded and runs the non-profit organization, Citizens for Affordable Energy.

This Washington, D.C. registered company provides practical energy and environmental information and education to citizens from all walks of life across the U.S.  It also contributes to the development of public policy at federal and state levels to promote more energy from all sources, more infrastructure for energy transportation and storage, more technology for energy efficiency and more environmental protection for clean land, water and air.

During his career, John has also held executive leadership positions at GE, AlliedSignal (now Honeywell International) and Northern Telecom.

John is Chairman of the National Urban League; Chairman of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Hydrogen Technology and Fuel Cell Advisory Committee; and serves on the board of the Gas Technology Institute.  He also serves on the boards of Hunting, Lufkin Industries, CAMAC Energy, and Sodexo North America.

Hofmeister has degrees in Political Science from Kansas State University and was awarded a Doctorate of Letters from the University of Houston.  John is the author of Why We Hate the Oil Companies: Straight Talk from an Energy Insider (Palgrave MacMillan 2010)

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