Speaker LANE SLOAN
Greater Houston Partnership
Lane Sloan is currently the Vice-chairman of the Greater Houston Partnership’s Energy Collaborative and was the Chairman the past two years during its critical organization and early actions phases. The Energy Collaborative purpose is to perpetuate Greater Houston as the Energy Capital of the world capitalizing on …
Greater Houston Partnership
Lane Sloan is currently the Vice-chairman of the Greater Houston Partnership’s Energy Collaborative and was the Chairman the past two years during its critical organization and early actions phases. The Energy Collaborative purpose is to perpetuate Greater Houston as the Energy Capital of the world capitalizing on the strengths of Texas. He is also the Special Assistant to the Provost and Director of the University of Houston’s Strategic Energy Alliance, whose mission is to establish UH as a recognized leader locally and globally in energy education, research and outreach.
Lane spent the last five years as an Executive Professor at the University of Houston’s Bauer College of Business, teaching corporate strategy, strategic leadership and energy leadership courses. He served as the Executive Director of the Global Energy Management Institute helping to make the Bauer College of Business the “energy business school.”
He has also been involved in the Houston Technology Center’s energy sector and sits on the HTC’s Board, its Executive Committee, and the Energy Screening Committee which evaluates energy start-ups. He is active with Legacy Energy Solutions, an outsourced energy management service provider. Lane also sits on the Petroleum Advisory Board of the Cullen College of Engineering at UH as well as the boards of the Sam Houston Area Boy Scouts, Davidson Instruments, and the Texas Alliance of Energy Producers. He is a Silver Fox Advisor and co-authored a book with Chris Ross entitled Terra Incognita: A Navigation Aid for Energy Leaders , published in April 2007.
Lane joined Shell Oil Company in 1970 and had a twenty nine year + career with a number of executive management positions including becoming the CFO for Shell Oil Company in 1989. In 1993, he undertook an assignment with Royal Dutch/ Shell as Regional Coordinator for the Far East followed by Director of the East Zone in Oil Products. In 1997, Lane was appointed President of Shell Chemical Company. He retired from Shell at the turn of the millennium joining SAIC as Executive Vice President responsible for their Energy Sector. He later became CEO of GrandBasin, a joint venture between SAIC and Halliburton.
Lane received a BS in Business and an MS in Management Science from the University of Colorado. From the University of Houston, he received an MS in Accountancy and an MBA in Finance.