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Ross Alumni Club of DC - Annual Spring Luncheon - Energy Challenges in the 21st Century STEPHEN M. ROSS SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

Annual Spring Luncheon - Energy Challenges in the 21st Century

TJ Wojnar, President, ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company

Post-Event Comments:

Thanks to all who attended this stimulating event.  To encourage continued discussion on energy-related topics, ExxonMobil has provided the following links:  

·         ExxonMobil Perspectives – blog about the current issues in the energy sector.

·         Energy Outlook – view about the evolution of energy mix in the future (2040), and megatrends. Detailed report here

·         Investor Relations – Presentations/Transcripts of investor relations activities – perspective of how the industry is evolving.

·         ExxonMobil – YouTube Channel  - Video updates and technology demonstrations

Original Event Posting: 

Please join us for our 2013 Annual Spring Luncheon.  This year's speaker is TJ Wojnar, who is the President of ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company.  Mr. Wojnar will be speaking about "Energy Challenges in the 21st Century."

Date: Friday, March 22
Time: 12 - 2 pm
LocationDLA Piper,  500 8th St NW, Washington, DC 20004 (Gallery Place Metro)
Cost: $35 (inclues hot lunch buffet)

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Topic Details:

1. Macroeconomic trends in the Energy Industry

  • Global Energy trends affecting the US and the rest of the world
  • Evolution of the mix of energy supplies and their impact in the market
  • Economic growth in developing economies and their effect on demand patterns

2. The path forward to address these challenges

  • Improving Diversity and Security of Energy Supply
  • Environmental stewardship
  • Efficiency Gains

3. An active Q&A discussion on any of the above 


About the speaker:

TJ Wojnar is president of ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company (EMRE) with responsibility for overseeing more than 2000 engineers and scientists. EMRE’s research and engineering centers in North America, Europe, and Asia are actively engaged in long-term, breakthrough research as well as executing capital projects and engineering programs to continuously improve the safety, efficiency, and productivity of ExxonMobil’s manufacturing operations.

Mr. Wojnar has had a diverse career at ExxonMobil across a range of assignments with varying geographic and technical scope. He has worked in refineries in Argentina and the United Kingdom, overseen the execution of large capital projects in Asia Pacific, and directed marketing and operations for Chemicals in Europe, Middle East, and Africa. He has had managerial assignments in R&D, IT, planning and marketing, and was project executive for a program to globally harmonize the work processes across the ExxonMobil Chemical Company.

Mr. Wojnar earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, as well as an MBA from the University of Houston.  He was born in Troy, New York, grew up in five different states, and has lived with his wife and three children in New Jersey, Texas, and Virginia as well as overseas in Belgium and the U.K. 

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