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Global Energy Issues Top of Mind at 2023 Diplomatic Engagement Reception

L to R: Christal M. Jackson, The Africa-American Institute; EWTC President Molly Determan; EWTC Board Member Todd Ennenga, Halliburton; EWTC President Tim Tarpley

Last week, Energy Workforce hosted the 2023 Diplomatic Engagement Program Washington, DC Reception in partnership with The Africa-America Institute and American Petroleum Institute. This event brought together industry representatives with Ambassadors and senior Diplomats from around the world to discuss key issues impacting global energy production and growth.

The Diplomatic Engagement Program is the premiere energy industry knowledge-building and networking program for foreign diplomats. Energy Workforce and its partners host yearly events which include multi-day oil and gas industry training programs, panel discussion events and networking opportunities.

During this year’s reception, attendees heard from Molly Determan and Tim Tarpley, Presidents of Energy Workforce & Technology Council, on the importance of the program as the world works to meet increasing energy demand in a complex geopolitical environment. Christal M. Jackson, Board Chair, The Africa-America Institute (AAI), gave remarks on how this program has impacted AAI and the value of the longstanding partnership between the Ambassadors, and the oil and gas industry.

Mike Sommers, API
Ani Orugboh, Chevron

Mike Sommers, API President & CEO, also delivered remarks on the benefits of the engagement opportunities the program provides. Ani Orugboh, International Government Affairs Advisor, Chevron, provided remarks on behalf of the industry, reinforcing the advantages of ongoing communication and collaboration between industry and Ambassadors to meet energy goals.

The International Programs Committee oversees the Diplomatic Engagement Program in partnership with AAI and Chevron, which is designed to equip new and seasoned Ambassadors with the tools needed to ensure their success in Washington.

For more information or to join the International Programs Committee, contact Energy Workforce Senior Director Government Affairs, Deidre Kohlrus.


Deidre Almstead Kohlrus, Senior Director Government Affairs, writes about industry-specific policies for the Energy Workforce & Technology Council. Click here to subscribe to the Energy Workforce newsletter, which highlights sector-specific issues, best practices, activities and more.


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