Climate One sits down with oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens, former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Hank Paulson, NOAA Administrator Kathryn Sullivan, and others to discuss America's oil market, China's expanding economy, and the impacts of weather and climate on our country.
Deputy Director, CA Governor's Office of Planning and Research
Director of Strategic Communications, Climate Nexus
Henry M. Paulson
President George W. Bush nominated Henry M. Paulson, Jr. to be the 74th Secretary of the Treasury on June 19, 2006. The United States Senate unanimously confirmed Paulson to the position on June 28, 2006 and he was sworn into office on July 10, 2006 by Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts.
As Treasury Secretary, Paulson is the President's leading policy advisor on a broad range of domestic and international economic issues.
Before coming to Treasury, Paulson was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Goldman Sachs. He joined Goldman Sachs in 1974 in the Chicago Office and became a partner in 1982. From 1983 until 1988, Paulson headed up Investment Banking Services for the Midwest Region and became Managing Partner of the Chicago Office in 1988.
In 1990, he was named Co-head of the firm's investment Banking Division, and in 1994 he rose to the position of President and Chief Operating Officer. In 1998, he was named Co-Senior partner, and with the firm's public offering in 1999, became Chairman and CEO.
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.
Administrator, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration