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Voices From the Energy Sector

President’s Lecture Series Wraps Up the Year With Alumni Panelists from Houston’s Energy Industry

Join Dr. Loren J. Blanchard  for the next event in the 2023 President’s Lecture Series: Voices from the Energy Sector. The final installment of this year’s President’s Lecture Series will feature a panel of accomplished UHD alumni discussing their career trajectories, sharing lessons learned, identifying trends they observe, and offering recommendations for anyone interested in entering this sector.


When: Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2023, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Where: TDECU Tour Room 

Register online

Box lunch will be served.


Guest Panelists

Jesus de la Cerda

Jesus De La Cerda Jr., BBA, Senior Contracts Manager, Mexico Pacific 






Suzanna Hernandez

Suzanna Hernandez, BA, Lead Regulatory Advisor, Woodside Energy 






James Rosemond

James Rosemond, MBA, Senior Benchmarking Analyst, ExxonMobil 






Jonathan Davis

Moderator: Jonathan Davis, Ph.D., Acting Dean, Marilyn Davies College of Business 


About the University of Houston-Downtown

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) is the second-largest university in Houston and has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974. As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive, four-year university led by President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates approximately 14,000 students, boasts more than 66,000 alumni, and offers 45 bachelor’s degrees, 12 master’s degrees, and 19 online programs within four colleges: Marilyn Davies College of Business, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Public Service, and College of Sciences and Technology. UHD has one of the lowest tuition rates in Texas.

U.S. News and World Report ranked UHD among the nation’s Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Applied Administration and Best Online Master’s Programs in Criminal Justice, as well as a Top Performer in Social Mobility. The Wall Street Journal/College Pulse ranked UHD one of the best colleges in the U.S. for its 2024 rankings, with notable distinctions: No. 1 for diversity (tied) and No. 3 for student experience. The University is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, a Minority-Serving Institution, and a Military Friendly School. For more information on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit uhd.edu.