John Hofmeister, Former Shell Oil President, to Present at SNHU

Wednesday, March 09, 2011
SNHU Communications Office


Contact: Gregg Mazzola
Director of Communications
Southern New Hampshire University
Former Shell Oil President Presents
‘Why We Hate the Oil Companies’ at SNHU

Manchester, N.H. (March 9, 2011) – John Hofmeister, former president at Shell Oil Co. and author of “Why We Hate the Oil Companies,” will discuss the United States’ need to rid itself of oil dependence, on Wednesday, March 23, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Southern New Hampshire University’s Mara Auditorium. A Q & A session will immediately follow the presentation. The event is free and open to the public and will also be streamed live at

Hofmeister, upon retirement from Shell Oil Co. in 2008, founded and heads the nonprofit (501(c)(3)), nation-wide membership association, Citizens for Affordable Energy. This Washington, D.C.-registered, public policy education firm promotes sound U.S. energy security solutions for the nation, including a range of affordable energy supplies, efficiency improvements, essential infrastructure, sustainable environmental policies and public education on energy issues.

Hofmeister was named president of Houston-based Shell Oil Co. in March 2005, heading the U.S. Country Leadership Team, which included the leaders of all Shell businesses operating in the United States. He became president after serving as Group Human Resource Director of the Shell Group, based in The Hague, The Netherlands.

SNHU earned for the third consecutive year a Best of Business award in the Best MBA Program and Best Online Degree Program categories. It was also recently named a Tier 1 University by U.S. News and World Report.

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