Can't miss: The Future of Global Energy Conference

Next week's can't miss event? The Future of Global Energy Conference, hosted in various locations around the Greater Houston area and online. Photo via Getty Images

June 7-9 | The Future of Global Energy Conference

To highlight Houston's role in the global energy transition, the Greater Houston Partnership, Houston Energy Transition Initiative, and Center for Houston's Future will host a dynamic three-day conference focusing on the role community engagement, innovation and technology, workforce, and funding play in implementing Houston's energy transition strategy.

Start the series off with a kickoff reception on Wednesday evening at The Ion, located in the heart of the Innovation Corridor in Houston's midtown from 5:30-7:00 PM. Next, keep your carbon footprint low by tuning in virtually to Thursday's multi-session series highlighting Community*, Workforce, Innovation & Tech, and Funding–components necessary to evaluate and blend for an energy-abundant, low-carbon future.

The event concludes Friday with an Innovation Expo, luncheon, and closing reception to further connect organizations, companies, and individuals committed to a more sustainable and equitable energy industry of the future.

Speakers and panelists from the Department of Energy, local public sector, industry, academia, and business/investor community will engage in thoughtful conversations throughout the series. Click here to view the full agenda and register.

*Note: The Community Engagement and Equity virtual session is open for live stream to the public. Please be sure to pre-register for online access.

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Amy Chronis is passing over the local leadership reins at Deloitte to Melinda Yee. Photos courtesy

Amy Chronis, a Houston business leader within the energy industry and beyond, is retiring next summer. Her replacement has been named.

Melinda Yee will be the incoming Houston managing partner at Deloitte, replacing Chronis who held the role along with the title vice chair and US energy and chemicals leader. Chronis will retire in June 2024, and Yee's new role is effective January 2.

“Melinda has been an active and valued member of Deloitte’s Houston leadership team. She brings an impressive depth of both industry and marketplace knowledge to her new role as managing partner,” Chronis says in a news release. “I am confident that she will be a great leader for our Houston professionals and in the local community.”

Yee has worked at Deloitte for over 30 years and has served as both Deloitte’s central region risk and advisory leader as well as the Houston risk and advisory leader. She also held the title of energy and chemicals leader within Deloitte’s mergers, acquisitions, and restructuring services practice. She's worked on transactions across the energy value chain, as well as waste management, manufacturing, industrials, services, retail operations and investment management, per the release.

“I am honored to have been asked to serve as the managing partner for Deloitte’s Houston practice,” Yee says in the release. “I look forward to continuing the great work Deloitte has accomplished under Amy’s leadership, delivering results for our clients and making an impact in the Houston community.”

In addition to her role at Deloitte, she serves as a board member for Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas, a member of the Energy Transition Committee for the Greater Houston Partnership, and is Audit Committee chair, director and trustee at the University of Colorado Foundation.

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