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Two major questions impacting the energy sector loom: what economic recovery looks like in a post-COVID-19 world and what will a new administration do. Join Manhattan Institute senior fellow and energy expert Mark Mills in conversation with Cimarex Energy president and CEO Thomas Jorden for an in-depth discussion about the energy industry. Mills and Jorden will speak broadly about macro industry trends while also diving into specifics about the future of America’s exploration and production firms. Join us for this fascinating conversation between two experts in the field.
Thomas E. Jorden was named President and Chief Executive Officer of Cimarex in September 2011 and Chairman of the Board in August 2012. Mr. Jorden previously served as Executive Vice President of Exploration since the formation of Cimarex in December 2003 and held that same position at Key Production Company, Inc., Cimarex’s predecessor. Prior to joining Key, Mr. Jorden was with Union Pacific Resources and Superior Oil Company. He is a graduate of the Colorado School of Mines where he earned B.S. and M.S. degrees in Geophysics. Mr. Jorden serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Colorado School of Mines. He also serves on several industry and charitable boards, including the American Petroleum Institute, the American Exploration and Production Council, and ACE Scholarships.
Mark Mills is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and a faculty fellow at Northwestern University’s McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, where he co-directs an Institute on Manufacturing Science and Innovation. He is also a strategic partner with Montrose Lane (an energy-tech venture fund). Previously, Mills cofounded Digital Power Capital, a boutique venture fund, and was chairman and CTO of ICx Technologies, helping take it public in 2007. Mills is a regular contributor to Forbes.com and is author of three books, including his most recent, Digital Cathedrals.
Mark’s articles have been published in numerous publications and in 2016, he was named “Energy Writer of the Year” by the American Energy Society. Mills served in the White House Science Office under President Reagan and subsequently provided science and technology policy counsel to numerous private-sector firms, the Department of Energy, and U.S. research laboratories. Earlier in his career Mills was a technology advisor for Bank of America Securities and prior to that he was an experimental physicist and development engineer at Bell Northern Research.