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Can’t-miss Houston energy event: Energyear USA Conference

An international renewables conference is coming to Houston this week. Photo via energyear.com

A full day of thought leadership, networking, and business development is coming to Houston thanks to an international organization.

When: Thursday, July 20, from 7:30 am to 5 pm.

Where: InterContinental Houston-Medical Center, 6750 Main St.

Price: $999 in-person pass; $399 virtual access

Who: Young professionals working in the energy industry

Learn more and register.

The inaugural Energyear USA will be held this week in Houston. The conference will unite the foremost players in the renewables industry — corporates, investors, financiers, asset managers, technologists, law firms, financial advisors, consultancies, government institutions, and other industry stakeholders.

Don't miss the opening panel, entitled "Powering the Future: Unleashing the potential of renewable energy in Texas and the USA," features Jeff Marootian, senior adviser of the U.S. Department of Energy, and Katie Mehnert, CEO and founder of Ally Energy.

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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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