Billionaire T. Boone Pickens presents his plan to reduce America's dependence on foreign oil at Georgetown University.
The plan is centered on generating electricity with wind while diverting natural gas from power generation to transportation fuel.
John J. DeGioia
Since graduating from Georgetown University in 1979, John J. DeGioia has served both as a senior administrator and as a faculty member at the school. On July 1, 2001, he became Georgetown's 48th president.
Dr. DeGioia is a professorial lecturer in the Department of Philosophy. He earned a bachelor's degree in English from Georgetown University in 1979 and his PhD in Philosophy from the University in 1995. He has most recently taught "Ethics and Global Development," "Human Rights: A Culture in Crisis," and a seminar on "Ways of Knowing."
Prior to his appointment as president, Dr. DeGioia held a variety of senior administrative positions at Georgetown, including senior vice president, responsible for university-wide operations, and dean of student affairs. In 2004, he was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Academia from the Sons of Italy.
T. Boone Pickens
Mr. Boone Pickens is the founder of BP Capital.
Pickens is active in the management of both the BP Capital Equity Fund and the BP Capital Commodity Fund. Specifically, Pickens is principally responsible for the formulation of the energy futures investment strategy of the BP Capital Commodity Fund and the BP Capital Equity Fund.
Pickens frequently utilizes his wealth of experience in the oil and gas industry in the evaluation of potential equity investments and energy sector themes. He also participates in the marketing of the BP Capital Equity Fund to certain groups of potential investors. Pickens was the founder of Mesa Petroleum in its various forms beginning in 1956. Pickens' career at Mesa spanned four decades.
Under his leadership, Mesa grew to become one of the largest and most well-known independent exploration and production companies in the U.S.