Steve Reese brings more than 32 years of experience in the natural gas industry to his positions as president of Reese Energy Consulting and Reese Energy Training. Before starting his businesses, he held numerous positions at Getty and Texaco where he was responsible for midstream business development, gas supply and marketing, and gas contract administration.
Reese’s areas of expertise include gas marketing consulting, midstream gas asset business development and management, gas processing contract negotiations, asset evaluation, and pipeline and midstream acquisition and divestment. He is a frequent expert witness in energy-related legal matters in state and federal courts, and has taught Natural Gas Basics and Gas Processing Contracts and Negotiations to more than 5,000 industry professionals and every major energy firm in the U.S.
Reese earned his bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Central Oklahoma. He and his family make their home in Edmond, Oklahoma.
Bud Hum has more than 20 years of experience in Natural Gas where he has been engaged in virtually every aspect from “wellhead to burner-tip”. Bud has held positions in operations, finance, marketing/sales, trading and asset management at renowned organizations like Amoco Canada, Direct Energy, Natural Gas Clearinghouse, QuickTrade and Budco.
His last 10 years were spent bringing transparency and efficiencies to the marketplace through his tenure at IntercontinentalExchange Inc. (NYSE:ICE). As Vice President of Natural Gas Products & Trading, Bud was responsible for growing the physical gas markets and creating financial swaps products, which helped the upstart platform become the industry leader in a few short years.
Bud, a pioneer of electronic trading and exchange clearing, has a broad and vast client list. These affiliations have provided him a unique and omniscient view inside the world of Hedge Funds, Proprietary Trading firms, Investment Banks and Commercial entities. He is well equipped to offer innovative perspectives on current issues in the commodities trading sector by drawing on his wealth of experiences and prolific industry relationships.
Mr. Hum holds Bachelor of Commerce Degree, from the University of Alberta.
With more than 20 years of experience in the natural gas and energy industry, Wes Haun is a highly sought-after speaker and trainer on the subject of Natural Gas Basics. His real-world experience combined with his unique teaching style has earned him rave reviews from industry professionals, administrators and new hires.
Haun currently serves as an independent consultant for a major energy user and other businesses where he provides professional advice on the purchase and risk management of both natural gas and electricity. He also works as an expert witness in legal matters pertaining to contractual disputes. Haun’s previous positions include 11 years with various Enron subsidiaries where he was eventually named vice president of offshore gas supply at Enron Gas Marketing; and 10 years with KN Energy where he oversaw all aspects of gas purchasing, pricing, negotiations, accounting, and contract administration. Haun was also responsible for the company’s deregulation process and transition to an open access/common carrier status. He left KN as senior vice president of KN Marketing and KN Interstate Transmission, and as a member of the board of directors of KN Subsidiaries.
Haun holds a degree in management from the Georgia Institute of Technology; an MBA from the University of Nebraska, and has performed graduate work at the University of Michigan and Harvard University. He and his family make their home in The Woodlands, Texas.
Christine Spiro is an entrepreneur with more than 20 years of experience in the energy industry. She began her natural gas career as a contract analyst for Sabine Pipe Line Company, devoting the next two years to learning as much as she could about the different segments of the natural gas industry. During the course of her career, Christine has worked in several sectors of the energy industry, holding positions at Natural Gas Clearinghouse, US Gypsum and Eagle Energy Partners/Lehman Brothers (now EDF Trading). Her experience includes sales and business development, origination and trading, energy program management, hedging, procurement, scheduling, contract negotiation, and corporate training.
Christine holds an MBA from Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University and a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Florida State University.
“I began teaching with Steve in 2000 and have enjoyed working with him in developing and presenting real-world relevant classes for the natural gas midstream companies. He is an expert in the subject matter and has an excellent rapport with his classes that makes them informative and interesting.”
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