Live from Platts Global Energy Awards: Interviews with industry leaders

New York City welcomed leaders from more than a dozen sectors within the global energy industry at the 2007 Platt's Global Energy Awards, held last Thursday at Cipriani Wall Street. Platt's Global Energy Awards annually recognize the highest achievements in the industry.  For the second consecutive year, Bracewell & Giuliani LLP co-sponsored the event.

Firm representative Kayla Zerby spoke with a few nominees and winners about their accomplishments in "˜07 and what the future of energy holds.

Listen to the podcast here.

About the interviewees:

Kim Bowers is Senior Vice President and General Counsel for Valero Energy Corporation and oversees the company's Commercial and Environmental Law departments as well as the Litigation, Labor and Ad Valorem Tax departments. Valero was awarded with the "Downstream Business of the Year" award.

Larry Pierce is Vice President of Corporate Communications, of Knight Inc., Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P. and Kinder Morgan Management, LLC and leads the public relations and external and internal communications activities for the Kinder Morgan companies. He also oversees the Kinder Morgan Foundation.  Kinder Morgan was a finalist in the "Energy Transporter of the Year" category.

Arthur ("Art") Wiese is vice president of corporate communications at Entergy Corporation and oversees corporate communications for Entergy, including internal and external communications, advertising, community relations, and opinion research.  Entergy took home the "Power Company of the Year" award.

Jeff Mobley is Senior Vice President of Investor Relations and Research at Chesapeake Energy and oversees all of Chesapeake's energy industry and macroeconomic research initiatives.  Chesapeake was named this year's "Hydrocarbon Producer of the Year."

(Click here for a list of all the winners.  Click here for a list of all the 2007 finalists.)