Detroit Economic Club Event – Natural Gas — America’s Job Creation Machine

 James  Mulva
James Mulva
Chairman & CEO
Jim Mulva, Chairman and CEO of ConocoPhillips, one of the nation’s largest energy producers, will discuss the benefits of America’s vast resources of natural gas — their potential to drive domestic job creation, stimulate the economy and deliver clean, reasonably priced energy to consumers. He will describe the already-substantial role that natural gas plays in Michigan’s economy, and how the newfound abundance of this domestic resource represents a crucial international competitive advantage for energy-dependent manufacturers. Further, Mulva will talk about the shale gas revolution that transformed a once-mature industry into a modern industrial success story with several parallels to the recovering automotive industry.On energy policy, let’s have a level playing field

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  • Meeting Date: Wednesday, September 14, 2011
  • Time: 11:30 a.m.
  • Location: Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center

Speaker Biography

James Mulva
James J. (Jim) Mulva is chairman of the board and chief executive officer of ConocoPhillips.

Mulva served as president and chief executive officer of ConocoPhillips from 2002 to 2004. Prior to that, he served as chairman and chief executive officer of Phillips Petroleum Company from 1999 to 2002. He had served as Phillips’ president and chief operating officer since May 1994 and executive vice president since January 1994. He had been senior vice president in 1993 and chief financial officer since 1990, at which time he joined the company’s management committee.

Mulva currently serves as a member of The Business Council, as well as the Board of Visitors for the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. He also served as the 2006 chairman of the American Petroleum Institute.

Born in 1946, Mulva is from Green Bay, Wisconsin. He graduated from the University of Texas in 1968 with a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in business administration finance in 1969. Immediately after graduating, Mulva served as a U.S. Navy officer until beginning his career with Phillips in 1973.

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