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Women in Energy Lunch: Ruth Dreessen, Chairman of Gevo Inc. & Director of Andeavor Logistics LP

Past Event

October 22, 2018

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Please join the Center on Global Energy Policy for a Women in Energy lunch and roundtable discussion with Ruth Dreessen, Chairman of Gevo Inc. & Director of Andeavor Logistics LP. Ms. Dreessen will discuss her job history, career paths, and perspectives on what it means to be a female leader in the energy industry. Biography Ms Dreessen has spent the better part of her career in the chemical and energy industries where she has served in a number of different capacities. She is currently Chairman of Gevo Inc. (GEVO:NASDAQ) a leading edge technology producer of biofuels and renewable chemicals, and a director of  Andeavor Logistics LP (ANDX:NYSE) a leading full service logistics company operating in the western and midcontinent regions of the United States.  Previously, Ms Dreessen has served as a director of Targa Resources Partners LP, Versar Inc., Westlake Chemical, Georgia Gulf Corp and US Silica. Ms. Dreessen spent 21 years at JPMorgan Securities and predecessor companies ultimately as a Managing Director of investment banking to the chemical industry. Subsequently, she served as Senior Vice President and CFO of Westlake Chemical Corp.(WLK:NYSE), and then as Executive Vice President and CFO of TPC Group, Inc. She is currently Managing Director of Lion Chemical Partners, a private equity investment partnership.  Ms. Dreessen attended New College of Florida, Sarasota, Fl. where she received a Bachelor of Arts in History. She then attended Columbia’s School of International Affairs, N.Y., N.Y. (now SIPA) and earned a Master’s of International Affairs with concentrations in Economics and Economic Development.  In addition to her professional activities, Ms. Dreessen serves on the board of the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston and actively pursues a number of cultural and artistic interests. She is married to Thomas Van Laan and has three children.  This event is open only to current female grad students.  Space is limited therefore please register only if you can commit to attending the roundtable. Lunch will be provided.  If you have any questions, please contact: [email protected] 


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