US Chapter Power Breakfast Series "Capitalizing on Downstream Gas"

Michael Marr has been a senior communications leader in both the private and public sector for more than two decades.  In 2012, Marr joined Shell and has since worked in different roles covering Shell’s US Chemicals Assets and Shell’s petrochemical project in Beaver County, PA.  For the five years preceding Marr’s employment with Shell, he served as the public affairs lead at the former BP Texas City site, which housed the nation’s third largest oil refinery, an integrated chemical plant and a power plant.

Marr worked in senior governmental roles before joining the private sector in 2007.  From 1998-2007, Marr served in a variety of roles for New York Governor George Pataki - including as the Governor's official press secretary, campaign press secretary and as the State's lead economic development spokesperson in the 18 months that followed 9/11.  

Marr grew up in Baltimore and lives in the Pittsburgh area with his wife and their son Ryan, who is nine.  

Ken Humphreys spent his thirty-year career advancing energy technology, including clean coal, carbon capture and storage, nuclear waste, renewable, and wastewater treatment technologies. His work has involved executive management, engineering, public policy, and regulatory compliance aspects of a wide variety of advanced energy technology projects. He is well-skilled and tireless at leading multi-disciplinary projects that involve team members and stakeholders with varied backgrounds and diverse technical, business, and political interests. Humphreys has excellent strategic planning and communication skills and is a creative problem solver and change agent. He has an in-depth knowledge of the U.S. Department of Energy, the federal appropriations process, and how the private sector develops and finances energy infrastructure projects. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering and a Master of Engineering Management.