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Ralph Eads:Future of the Energy Industry

Thursday February 24, 2011


5:15PM - 6:30PM


McClendon Auditorium



Ralph Eads (Duke Board of Trustees) will be speaking at Fuqua on the "Future of the Energy Industry.¿ Mr. Eads was invited on behalf of the MMS Energy Club. Dean Sheppard will provide the introduction of Mr. Eads.


Bio: Ralph Eads III T'81 Ralph Eads is Vice Chair of Jefferies & Company, Inc., a U.S. investment bank, where he chairs the firm¿s global energy section. Mr. Eads also serves on the board of the American Clean Skies Foundation, a nonprofit charitable organization that provides information about environmental and energy issues. Elected to the Board of Trustees in 2009, Mr. Eads serves on the Institutional Advancement Committee and Audit Committee. Mr. Eads¿ Duke service includes positions on the Fuqua School of Business Board of Visitors, 2002-2006; the Trinity College Board of Visitors, 1996-2002; and the Terry Sanford Institute of Public Policy Board of Visitors, 1995-1998. His civic activities include serving as chairman of Expectation Graduation, a program aimed at keeping kids in school that was started by Houston Mayor Bill White. Eads recently served as a trustee of St. George¿s School in Newport, R.I., and has been active in the Nature Conservancy of Texas, the Houston Ballet, The Kinkaid School Foundation, and Small Steps. Mr. Eads and his wife, Lisa, reside in Houston, and have five children: David M. Eads, Alia C. Eads T¿12, Julia Eads, Evan Eads, and Matthew Eads

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