Association Webinars: Careers in Energy Economics, Data, and Business


Energy is what keeps our economy going. Media attention has increased with the recent pandemic and the growing interest in a transition from fossil fuels to a more sustainable energy sector. Interested in a career in the energy field? Join us for a lively discussion with four distinguished speakers talking about their quite diverse careers in energy and willing to answer your questions. If you seek to enhance your career or start a career in this exciting field this webinar is for you!

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Isabella Ruble is an economist passionate about data analytics, energy economics, and policy with experience in academia, consulting and government. Isabella joined the U.S. Department of Energy in 2017 as a senior researcher. Prior to this appointment she was an associate professor at American University of Beirut and served as faculty at Georgetown University, and George Mason University. She has worked on issues relating to CO 2 emissions, crude oil, refined products, natural gas, renewable energy and nuclear. She is fluent in English, French and German


Jennifer N. Heullant currently serves as an International Relations Specialist within the U.S. Department of Energy's Office (DOE) of International Affairs - Office of European and Eurasian Affairs. The Office of International Affairs has primary responsibility for addressing international energy issues that have a direct impact on research, development, utilization, supply, and conservation of energy affecting the United States. Jennifer's portfolio currently encompasses the European Commission and seven Western European countries. Prior to DOE, Jennifer lived in Paris, France, where she worked with Energy Narrative and the International Gas Union. A native Texan, she has also worked in the Office of the Governor, State of Texas, and with Pedernales Electric Cooperative. Jennifer holds a Master's degree with Concentrations in Diplomacy and International Energy from the Institut d'études politiques de Paris (Sciences Po) - Paris School of International Affairs and a Master of Business Administration with a Concentration in Global Business from St. Edward's University

Ian Lange is the Director of the Mineral and Energy Economics program and an Associate Professor in the Division of Economics and Business at the Colorado School of Mines. He has previously held positions in the U.S. federal government at the Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Energy, and Council of Economic Advisers.

David Friedman is based in Dubai and is in charge of business development in the Middle East, South Asia, Africa, the Mediterranean and the Black Sea for Kpler, a leading provider of data and analytics in physical commodities markets. He previously led Argus Media’s editorial team in Dubai, where he managed a team of refined products market analysts as well as oil and gas reporters. Prior to Argus, he worked for the Middle East Economic Survey (MEES) and PFC Energy. He holds an MA from the American University in Beirut and a BA from Georgetown University.

James Koehler is a Principal with Daymark Energy Advisors and serves part-time on the faculty at Boston University's School of Business and Institute for Sustainable Energy. Previously he served on the faculty at Georgetown University for six years. James is a recovering oil and gas analyst who transitioned to cleantech to help build a renewable energy economy, with an expertise in energy markets, decarbonization, sustainability and ESG integration. He works closely with investors, developers, and utilities to support innovation and sustainable investments.

James has served in multiple roles leading policy, finance, innovation and sustainability, including as Chief Strategist for a venture-backed cleantech startup. He started his career as a senior advisor in the U.S. Senate under Ken Salazar (D-CO) as well as for former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and then spent eight years on Wall Street and in management consulting focused on the energy sector. James is a graduate of Boston College and Georgetown University. In his spare time, he's an avid fly-fisherman.

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Event Date: September 13, 2021

Event Time: 10:00 - 11:00 AM Eastern Time

Topic: Careers in Energy Economics, Data, and Business

Moderator: Isabella Ruble

Speakers: Jennifer N. Heullant, Ian Lange, David Friedman, and James Koehler

Price: FREE

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