TU’s Collins College of Business will host the Distinguished Lecture Series Oct. 26 at 5:30 p.m. in Helmerich Hall, Room 219, featuring Adam Sieminski, the eighth administrator of the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). Sieminski will present the EIA’s annual energy outlook. EIA is responsible for collecting, analyzing, and disseminating independent and impartial energy information to promote sound policy-making, efficient markets and public understanding of energy and its interaction with the economy and the environment. Sieminski will discuss factors expected to shape U.S. energy markets through 2040.
Prior to his confirmation for the EIA post on June 4, 2012, Sieminski served as senior director for energy and environment on the staff of the National Security Council. He had a 40-year career in the private sector as a senior energy analyst for several financial institutions before beginning his government service. Working with global equity research and commodity trading business units and drawing on extensive industry, government, and academic sources, Sieminski forecasted energy market trends and wrote on a variety of topics involving energy economics, climate change, geopolitics, and commodity prices.
Sieminski has served in leadership positions for the International Association for Energy Economics and the affiliated U.S. Association for Energy Economics. He also has acted as a senior adviser to the Energy and National Security Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a nonpartisan policy think tank in Washington. In 2006, Secretary of Energy Samuel Bodman appointed Sieminski as a member of the National Petroleum Council (NPC), an industry-government advisory group to the U.S. Secretary of Energy.
He is a member of the Washington, D.C., investment professional society, and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. He received both an undergraduate degree in civil engineering and a master’s degree in public administration from Cornell University.