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Leslie Beyer is CEO of the Energy Workforce & Technology Council in Houston, Texas, the global energy technology and services association representing over 600,000 jobs in the energy workforce. She is a leading industry advocate in a variety of areas including global energy market, energy workforce impacts, supply chain, regulatory environment, energy expansion, ESG best practices and DEI in the energy sector. Highlights of Ms. Beyer’s career include 15 years in Washington, D.C. serving in policy and public affairs roles in the U.S. Senate, multiple presidential campaigns, The White House Executive Office of the President, U.S. State Department and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. After government service, Ms. Beyer began a career in advocacy as Director, Member and Board Relations with the National Association of Manufacturers, collaborating with member companies on targeted priority legislative issues and lobbying efforts, primarily in the energy industry.

She is an Independent Director on the Board of Natural Gas Services Group, Inc. serving as Compensation Committee Chair, and the Audit and ESG Committees. She also serves on the Veriten Strategic Advisory Board, Advisory Board of UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School Energy Center and Editorial Advisory Board of World Oil. Leslie was named to Hart Energy’s Top 25 Women in Energy in 2021, Energy Transition Economist 100 Women of the Energy Transition in 2021, and Houston Business Journal’s Most Admired CEOs in 2022. She holds a BA in Latin American Studies and Spanish from the University of Texas at Austin.

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  • “Once again, the Biden Administration is calling for punitive actions against the oil and gas industry for political purposes instead of working with the energy industry to produce real solutions for our nation’s energy security.”

    “For almost two years, industry has sought out Administration officials and laid out actions they could take to help alleviate tight supplies. But instead of working with us, they want to work against us. Oil companies do not set gas prices or oil prices, global commodities markets do. When demand increases and supply is tight, prices increase.”

    “To alleviate the burden of tight energy markets, the Administration must support pro-growth policies that lead to increased oil and gas investment and production which would benefit the United States as well as our allies. Instead, they have constrained the industry that they now blame. The U.S. energy industry is producing at almost pre-pandemic levels under policies that work against them to meet the ever-increasing global demand, all while reducing emissions.”

    10 November 2022
  • These companies keep getting better and better at what they do, and the margins get slimmer and slimmer. Add digitalization and remote, AI, on top of that and you just see a different, leaner workforce.

    23 October 2020