Pink Petro: The Perfect Storm: Managing Political Risk in Energy. 

 The Perfect Storm: Managing Political Risk in Energy



Political Risk Panel: Source

Energy companies have had a tough time over the past year trying to weather the storm of falling commodity prices. But the political and financial winds are creating a perform storm raising more “above ground” problems at a time when we’re going through massive change.

How does political risk impact business? With America narrowing in on its choices for political candidates, come engage in a discussion about the future of our industry and the political risks we face as we enter the dawn of a new era in energy.

This will be a live broadcast across the globe with an audience in Denver and participants brought in via Pink Petro TV™ in Washington DC and Houston. There are limited seats in person at the University of Colorado and lunch will be provided.


In Person: 11:30 AM (MST)

Online: 12:00 PM Start (MST)




Jim Marchiori, University of Colorado, Denver – Global Energy Management Program, live from Denver.


David Gardy, Host of Pink Petro TV, live from Washington, DC

Katie Mehnert, CEO Pink Petro, live from Houston, Texas 

Panelists: (Live from Denver) 


Tracee Bentley is the Executive Director, Colorado Petroleum Council, American Petroleum Institute, a statewide organization focusing on energy priorities in the state, including hydraulic fracturing and energy infrastructure, as the state seeks to create jobs, generate more revenue to the government and produce more domestic energy. Prior to joining the Colorado Petroleum Council in March 2015, Bentley served in several key positions including Legislative Director & Senior Advisor on Energy and Agriculture and Deputy Director of the Colorado Energy Office for Governor John Hickenlooper.
Prior to joining the Hickenlooper Administration, she was a founding Principal of a bi-partisan lobbying firm that focused on energy, natural resource, and agriculture interests. Bentley also served as the Director of National Affairs for the Colorado Farm Bureau where she spearheaded important issues including: energy, immigration, farm policy, and international trade.

She received both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Colorado State University and prior to receiving her bachelor’s degree, Bentley worked in Washington, DC for U.S. Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell.

Stephen Flaherty, Halliburton – Director, Government Relations

Brian Miller, Noble Energy – Director, US Onshore Government Relations and Communications *Invited


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