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Stephen Arbogast
Stephen Arbogast

Stephen Arbogast served from 1999-2004 as the Treasurer of Exxon Mobil Chemical Company and has over thirty years of experience in finance working with Exxon Corporation and Exxon Mobil Chemical. While Treasurer of Chemicals, Mr. Arbogast held positions that included Director of Qenos (Australia's sole manufacturer of polyethylene, a joint venture with Orica PLC), Director of Dexco (a joint venture with Dow Chemical), and Director of Al Jubai Petrochemical Company in Saudi Arabia. Other former positions included Vice President of Finance for SeaRiver Maritime Inc. (the former Exxon Shipping Company), Treasurer for Exxon Capital Corporation, Finance and Planning Manager for Esso Brasileira de Petroleo in Brazil, and Treasurer of Esso Central America, Panama, and Mexico.
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Don Bellman
D. H. Bellman

Don Bellman is currently Clinical Assistant Professor at the Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston, where he teaches classes in the global energy value chain, upstream oil and gas economics, and refining and petrochemical economics. He also works with Bauer's Global Energy Management Institute, most recently on a study for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory on preferred value chains for an advanced bio-fuel. He retired from ExxonMobil Chemical in 2003, after 32 years with the company, as Business Development Manager for the company's Global Polyethylene Business Unit, the company's largest chemical business.
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Wayne Pierce
Wayne Pierce

Mr. Pierce has more than 38 years of energy industry experience. His background spans Process Engineering, R&D, Project Management and several senior management positions. He has international experience including Europe and Canada, as well as several
domestic postings.
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Phil Rogers
Phil Rogers

Philip D. Rogers received a B.S. in Mathematics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and both an M.S. and Ph.D. in Operations Research from the University of California at Berkeley, with minors in Statistics and Mathematical Economics. Following a 33-year career at Exxon Corporation, Dr. Rogers joined the University of Houston in 2003 where he has been teaching courses in statistics, business modeling and decision making. He was awarded a university-wide teaching excellence award for 2010 - 2011.
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Christopher Ross
Christopher Ross

Chris Ross began his career in 1966 with BP in London, culminating as part of a small think tank reporting to the Main Board addressing looming issues of nationalization in the Middle East and Africa. In 1973 he joined Arthur D. Little, a global management consulting company and moved to Algeria where he managed a large project office assisting SONATRACH with commercial challenges in oil and LNG and advising on OPEC issues such as price coordination, price indexation and production quotas. In 1978, he moved to the ADL headquarters in Cambridge, MA and on to Houston, where he founded the ADL office in 1982. From then until 2010 he led the Houston energy consulting practice for ADL and from 2002 for Charles River Associates, after it acquired this practice.
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