Rex Tillerson, Former Secretary of State to keynote Global Energy Conference

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    When it comes to big names in the energy biz, few are bigger than Rex W. Tillerson. For 10 years, the Wichita Falls native held the top job at ExxonMobil. Afterward, from 2017-18, he served as the 69th U.S. Secretary of State.

    This June, Tillerson will be a keynote speaker at KPMG’s 17th Annual Global Energy Conference in Houston. The GEC is highly regarded as the premier event for energy industry executives and thought leaders worldwide. After 41 years in energy, and representing the country on the international stage during the Trump administration, Tillerson has keen insights and observations to share.

    Are you thriving or surviving?

    This year’s GEC is all about moving away from a reactive focus on adapting, or merely surviving, toward a proactive effort to increase value and spur growth. It’s about thriving in what has become a volatile, unpredictable energy environment. From innovation to cybersecurity and digitalization, Tillerson and other presenters aim to help you stay current AND get ahead of the curve.

    About Rex Tillerson

    ExxonMobil’s former Chairman and CEO, Rex Tillerson began working for the company as a production engineer right after graduating from The University of Texas at Austin. By the mid-1980s he was a business development manager in the firm’s natural gas department. He later served as the general manager for Exxon’s oil and gas production in a region that spanned Arkansas, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas.

    Tillerson took his first overseas assignment as president of Exxon Yemen, Inc., and next oversaw company operations in Thailand, the Caspian Sea and Russia. After Exxon merged with Mobil Corp. in 1999 to form ExxonMobil, Tillerson held several senior executive positions until, then Chairman and CEO, Lee Raymond personally chose him as his successor. Tillerson assumed command of the combined firm in 2006.

    Tillerson also has been involved with industry organizations such as the American Petroleum Institute (API) and the National Petroleum Council, acting as Chairman of both.

    The GEC will take place June 5 & 6. It is hosted by KPMG’s Global Energy Institute (GEI). CLICK HERE to register, and for more information.