Member Spotlight Luncheon: Global Energy Markets with Dr. Chris Hansen

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Global Energy Markets and the Colorado Angle with Dr. Chris Hansen, Colorado State House Rep.

Chris a legislator in the U.S. state of Colorado and represents State House District 6. Chris recently received the 2018 Legislator of the Year Award from Colorado Cleantech Industries Association. He also currently serves as the GEM Interim Faculty Chair and leads the Travel Course for the GEM Program where students go to D.C. and London to learn about domestic and international energy policy ( Glenn Engelberg, the Assistant Director of Recruitment will introduce Chris.

The global energy landscape is rapidly changing. Traditional centers of demand are being overtaken by fast growing emerging markets. The energy mix is shifting, driven by technological improvements and environmental concerns. More than ever, the energy industry needs to adapt to meet those changing needs and demands.  In this session, we’ll look at current key areas of change and what the short term and long term future of energy will look like. Chris will also address some of the political implications in Colorado with the upcoming election and have a Q&A session at the end. Glenn will give a brief overview of the GEM Program before he introduces Chris for the Global Energy Markets Discussion as well.

The Global Energy Management (GEM) Program at the University of Colorado Denver Business School is a hybrid-online Master of Science (MS) degree program exclusively designed to develop future leaders in the energy industry. Students who want an “energy MBA” enroll in GEM because it offers graduate business courses are focused entirely on the energy industry. GEM was designed for the working professional and its hybrid-online delivery method allows busy professionals from around the world to earn their master’s degree wherever they work or live as students only need to be in Denver (Friday through Monday) 6 times during the 18 month program. For more information on the GEM Program, email: email hidden; JavaScript is required or


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