Last updated on: 10/20/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Red Cavaney Biography

Title:
Former President and CEO of the American Petroleum Institute
Position:
Con to the question "Can Alternative Energy Effectively Replace Fossil Fuels?"
Reasoning:

“Alternatives are important but cannot yet substitute for the vast amounts of the oil and natural gas we now use and are projected to continue to demand.”

Letter to Congress, www.api.org, Sep. 26, 2008

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
  Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Senior Vice President, Government and Public Affairs, ConocoPhillips, 2008-present
  • President and CEO, American Petroleum Institue, 1997-2008
  • Director, Buckeye Technologies Inc., 1996-present
  • Director, The United States Energy Association
  • Member, Board of Trustees of the Gerald R. Ford Foundation
  • Recipient, Association Executive of the Year Award, Association Trends magazine, 1997
  • President and CEO, American Plastics Council, 1994-1997
  • Former Director of the Board, US Chamber of Commerce
  • Former Director of the Board, National Association of Manufacturers
  • Former Chairman, American Association of Executives
  • Former President and CEO, American Forest and Paper Association
  • Former President and CEO, American Paper Institute
  • Former President and CEO, Ericson Yachts
  • Senior staff member, President Ronald Reagan
  • Senior staff member, President Gerald Ford
  • Senior staff member, President Richard Nixon
Education:
  • BA, Economics and History, University of Southern California, 1964
Other:
  • Served three tours of combat duty in Vietnam and was honorably discharged with the rank of U.S. Navy Lieutenant in 1969
Quoted in:
  1. Will Increased Oil Drilling Help the US Solve Its Energy Crisis?