Energy Industry Leaders Focus on Dodd-Frank, U.S.-Canadian Border Issues At Fourth Annual Committee of Chief Risk Networking Summit
Chief risk officers from across the country converged in December at the C. T. Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston for the fourth annual Committee of Chief Risk Networking Summit, presented by the college’s Global Energy Management Institute.
Charged with leading risk management and regulatory compliance in organizations, attendees heard presentations on this year’s key topic of U.S.-Canadian cross border regulatory harmonization. The summit also covered additional issues of risk management in the energy business, including the impact of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act on the industry.
Bauer Professor Craig Pirrong, who serves as energy markets director for GEMI, helped to organize the event, which featured guests and speakers from Duke Energy, ConocoPhillips, Hess and other top executives from the city’s largest energy firms. The event is one of many hosted by the Bauer College throughout 2013 that brought industry leaders to the university.
“Bauer has always provided a forum for industry thought leaders to discuss important issues, and the summit was in that tradition,” Pirrong said. “The summit, and events like it, builds ties between Bauer and the business community, provides an opportunity for the academic community (students and faculty) to learn about developments beyond the classroom and allows the business community to benefit from the knowledge present here on campus and to learn more about what Bauer has to offer.”
The summit is the largest meeting of the year for the CCRO, an independent non-profit corporation of member companies dedicated to the advancement of a broad range of best practices in the field of risk management and its many associated fields, including finance, accounting, operations and audit.
By Ann Lynd