Monday, April 11, 2011
Media Advisory: Carnegie Mellon’s Engineering College To Host CONSOL CEO J. Brett Harvey and Expert Energy Panel
Event: Carnegie Mellon University’s top-ranked College of Engineering continues its successful Leadership Speakers Series by hosting CONSOL Energy Inc.’s Chairman and CEO J. Brett Harvey, who will discuss “CONSOL Energy’s Approach to Powering America: Coal and Gas for the Future.”
Prior to joining CONSOL, Harvey was president and chief executive officer of PacificCorp Energy Inc., a subsidiary of PacifiCorp, one of the nation’s largest electric utility companies. A fourth-generation coal miner, Harvey began his career in 1979 with Kaiser Steel Company as a longwall supervisor at the company’s Sunnyside Mine in Utah. He advanced to mining superintendent in 1980 and became the mine’s general manager in 1982. Two years later, he was elected vice president and general manager of Kaiser Coal of New Mexico. He is now chairman of CONSOL Energy’s Board of Directors. In 2003, Harvey received the prestigious Percy Nicholls Award jointly conferred by the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration Inc. and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mining engineering from the University of Utah and in 2000 was the recipient of the John E. Willson Distinguished Alumnus Award.
Following Harvey’s keynote speech, an expert energy panel will discuss critical energy issues. Pradeep K. Khosla, the Dowd University Professor and dean of CMU’s College of Engineering, will moderate the panel which includes: Scott Klara, deputy director of the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL); CMU’s Kelvin Gregory, an assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering; and CMU’s Edward S. Rubin, the Alumni Professor of Environmental Engineering and Science and a professor of engineering and public policy and mechanical engineering.
The Carnegie Mellon Engineering Leadership Speakers Series serves as a catalyst for bringing international industry leaders to campus to discuss critical issues from energy and the environment to public policy and cybersecurity.
When: 5 - 6 p.m., Monday, April 18.
Where: Singleton Room, Roberts Engineering Hall, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pa. 15213.
Pictured above is J. Brett Harvey.