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Distinguished Associates


Mr. James A. Slutz - Senior Study Coordinator of the National Petroleum Council
Fairfax, Virginia


He holds a B.S. from Ohio State University, School of Natural Resources and an MBA from Ohio State University, Fisher College of Business. He recently completed his tenure as United States’ Assistant Secretary of Energy. In that position, he was the executive responsible for oil, natural gas, and carbon capture and storage research portfolios, related policy issues, and managing the strategic petroleum reserve. James previously served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Oil and Natural Gas. Prior to joining the Department of Energy (DOE), James served as the Indiana Oil and Gas Director, regulating the State’s upstream oil and gas industry.  Mr. Slutz serves on the Advisory Board of Hart Energy Publishing and is on the Advisory Board of the Canada Institute of the Woodrow Wilson International Centre for Scholars.