Dena E. Wiggins is President and CEO of the Natural Gas Supply Association (NGSA), representing major integrated and independent natural gas producers in the U.S. She joined NGSA in 2014.
As President of NGSA, Wiggins leads the association’s efforts to encourage the supply and use of natural gas and promotes the benefits of competitive markets.
She also serves on the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s Energy and Environmental Markets Advisory Committee, which advises the CFTC on preserving market integrity and competition in energy futures markets, among other issues.
Previous to NGSA, she was a partner at the firm of Ballard Spahr and served as General Counsel to the Process Gas Consumers Group. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Richmond and a Juris Doctor from Georgetown University Law Center.
Juan I. Pareja, Manager Business Development, LNG Americas, leads the identification and capture of LNG opportunities in established and emerging markets. Juan has held various management roles in Finance, Competitive Intelligence, Upstream Business Development, LPG Trading, LNG Trading covering Asia-Pacific, Middle East and India and the Americas. Juan earned a dual bachelor’s degree in economics & management and psychology from Beloit College in Wisconsin in 1992 and a master’s degree in business administration in finance and business strategy in 1995 from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.
Najla Jamoussi is currently Director of Global Fundamentals at Cheniere Energy. Najla began her career with the company over 13 years ago in Strategic Planning and since then assumed various analytical and managerial positions dealing with energy markets. Her contributions included roles in Financial and Fundamental Analysis, Corporate Research and Corporate Strategy. Najla earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Houston.
Jason Feer is the Global Head of Business Intelligence at Poten & Partners
Prior to joining Poten in 2014, served as COO Americas for Argus Media based in Houston starting 2011, and from 2003 through 2011 as the head of Argus’ Asia Pacific business, where he was responsible for managing Argus’ business East of the Suez Canal. In this role, he oversaw the development of new products focused on petroleum, LNG, LPG, coal, base oils, biofuels and other products.
With more than 25 years’ experience in global energy markets, Jason has worked in Asia, Latin America, Europe and the US. His specialties include markets, project development and the politics of oil.
He is a frequent commentator on oil affairs and has appeared on CNBC, the BBC and other television and radio outlets.
Kamran is the General Manager, LNG Business with JERA Energy America LLC having joined full time in July 2017 whose main remit is to help manage the offtake from Freeport LNG Train 1 and any other LNG business in the USA. His career spans the oil and gas value chain with prior experience at ConocoPhillips, Chevron and RasGas starting from 2000. Kamran’s experience in LNG is gained from prior roles at ConocoPhillips in the Atlantic & Pacific Basin LNG Marketing Business Unit and as a Short-Term Marketer at RasGas.
A Cameron Parish native, Clair serves as the Director of Cameron Parish Port, Harbor & Terminal District. Her role allows her to enter act with people from all over the world to promote Cameron Parish. Before becoming Port Director, she served as Director of Economic Development for the Cameron Parish Police Jury. Prior to that role, Clair was the Southwest Region Economic Development Project Manager for Entergy Louisiana. Previous to her work at Entergy, she served the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury as Senior Grants Administrator, overseeing the grant funds used to construct the Southwest Louisiana Entrepreneurial and Economic Development or SEED Center and administered more than $35 million in Disaster Recovery grant funds. She also spent three years as Regional Lead with the Federal Emergency Management Agency overseeing more than 11,000 temporary housing units for FEMA. Clair began her career as an English IV teacher in Lafayette teaching at both the Episcopal School of Acadiana and St. Thomas More Catholic High School. She is a graduate of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Clair is a nationally Certified Community and Economic Developer with service to the boards of Fusion Five, the Arts and Humanities Council of Southwest Louisiana, the Women’s Business Network, the Acadiana Economic Development Council, the Southwest Louisiana Economic Development Alliance, The Regional Planning Commission of Southwest Louisiana, the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana, United Way SWLA, the SWLA Area Maritime Security Committee, and the Community Foundation of SWLA. She is active in several professional organizations such as the Louisiana Industrial Development Executives Association, the Southern Economic Development Council, the Louisiana Energy Export Association, and the Louisiana Travel Association. Clair and her family make their home in Cameron Parish.
Mr. Dayvault is a commercial consultant in LNG marketing and natural gas. Through Energy Deal Solutions LLC he provides commercial advisory, structuring, negotiating and strategic planning services to the LNG industry. His past clients have included Jordan Cove LNG and the Qatargas Americas Liaison Office in Houston as well as various upstream E&P clients, and Asian LNG buyers. Before forming Energy Deal Solutions, LLC, Mr. Dayvault led the LNG Commercial Development team for Gazprom Marketing & Trading USA and had various commercial and financial modeling roles at Marathon, Enron, and Glencore. He began his career with ten years at Chevron. Mr. Dayvault has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Rice University, an MS in Petroleum Engineering from University of Southern California, and the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) certification.