EY Americas Industry Leader
Deborah Byers is a partner at Ernst & Young LLP and serves as the EY Americas Industry Leader. Deborah is highly versed in cross-border transactions and has a deep knowledge in tax and economic issues surrounding development of gas shale reserves in North America, global LNG development projects and the impact of these developments on the power sector.
Deborah previously was the EY US Oil and Gas Leader, Houston Office Managing Partner, Managing Partner of the EY Americas Oil & Gas Tax Group and the Transactions Advisory Group in the Southwest Region where she focused on Energy transactions. She is a member of the Americas Markets Executive Committee and leads EY Industry Markets leaders across the Americas region.
Senior Director of the Center for Energy Studies
at Rice University
Kenneth B. Medlock III, Ph.D., is the James A. Baker, III, and Susan G. Baker Fellow in Energy and Resource Economics at the Baker Institute and the Senior Director of the Center for Energy Studies. He is also the director of the Masters of Energy Economics program, and holds adjunct professor appointments in the Department of Economics and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Rice University. Medlock is also a Distinguished Fellow at the Institute of Energy Economics, Japan, and is a member of the Advisory Board of the Payne Institute at Colorado School of Mines.
Medlock received his Ph.D. in economics from Rice University.