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City Club of Cleveland - U.S. Energy Security
U.S. Energy Security
John Hofmeister
President, Shell Oil Company

John Hofmeister is President, Shell Oil Company, a U.S. subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell, a global group of energy and petrochemical companies operating in more than 140 countries and territories.

In the U.S., Shell is currently the number one branded gasoline retailer and has been a recognized pioneer and industry leader, since the early days of the last century, in oil and gas exploration and production technologies. Today, Shell is becoming an industry leader in the development of alternative energy.

Hofmeister is committed to Shell's contributions to U.S. energy security from diverse energy sources. Shell invests heavily in new supplies of conventional oil and gas, as well as in alternative energies and energy technologies of the future, including unconventional oil and gas, LNG, coal gasification, bio-fuels, wind and hydrogen, all in an effort to meet U.S. energy needs today and tomorrow.

Hofmeister grew up in a small town in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania and worked his way through college at Kansas State University, ultimately earning a master's degree in political science. His broad experience base and global professional career includes senior management positions in North America, Asia and Europe with General Electric, Nortel and AlliedSignal (now Honeywell) prior to joining Shell in 1997.

Hofmeister currently serves on the Boards of the American Petroleum Institute, United States Energy Association, National Association of Manufacturers, the National Urban League, and the Foreign Policy Association. He is also a Fellow of the National Academy of Human Resources.
August 28, 2006