Chevron Lecture Series
The Chevron Corporation provides funding for an annual luncheon each October featuring women leaders in science, engineering and business. The entire Mines community is invited to this annual event.
2019 Chevron Lecture Featured Speaker
Alice Jackson, President, Xcel Energy
Alice K. Jackson is President of Xcel Energy – Colorado, a company serving 1.4 million electric customers and 1.3 million natural gas customers. The company is a recognized industry leader in delivering affordable and reliable service, providing clean energy choices, and in reducing carbon and other emissions. Since joining Xcel Energy in 2011, Ms. Jackson has held various positions of increasing responsibility. Most recently Ms. Jackson was Vice President of Strategic Revenue Initiatives, where she built a team to generate new revenues through exploring and integrating new technologies and economic development initiatives in addition to looking at new options for Xcel Energy’s unregulated businesses. Prior to her corporate strategic role, Alice held the lead regulatory position with Xcel Energy—Texas/New Mexico and then with Xcel Energy—Colorado.
Before her time with Xcel Energy, Alice spent close to 10 years with Occidental Petroleum Corporation (Oxy) managing the energy needs of this large consumer across the country. Through her involvement in the federal and state electric markets, multiple rate cases, and interaction with customers large and small, Alice developed a unique respect for utilities and their contributions to society.
Because having a full-time career, being married to her high school sweetheart and having four sons is not enough of an adventure in life, Alice recently took on the challenge of advancing her business acumen. In 2017 Alice completed the Program for Leadership Development at Harvard University. Before her professional experience, Alice obtained a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in Management Information Systems from Texas A&M University.
2019 Colorado Women’s Chamber – 25 Most Powerful Women
2018 Denver Business Journal – Top Women in Energy
2018 Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) – Power Player of the Year
2017 American Red Cross CO/WY Chapter – Volunteer Leadership Award Recipient
2016 Denver Business Journal – PowerBook Recipient
2016 Denver Business Journal – Women in Energy Finalist
Ongoing Community Activities
2018 – Present Colorado Forum Member
2018 – Present Colorado Concern Member
2017 Colorado Succeeds Trustee
2015 – Present Board Member for the American Red Cross CO/WY Chapter
2014 – Present Mile High United Way Women United – Business Alliance Member
Past Chevron Lectures
2018 Denise Burgess, President and CEO of Burgess Services Inc.
2017 Liz Shwarze, General Manager of Chevron Exploration in Africa and Latin America
2016 Dr. Elizabeth Hausler, Founder and CEO of Build Change
2015 Teresa Taylor, Author, Balance Myth: Rethinking Work Life Success and former Qwest COO
2014 Anita Piel, Ph.D., Mines Almna, Food Scientist and First President of Mines SWE Section
2013 Honorable Elbra Wedgeworth, Chair – 2008 Democratic National Convention
2012 Kirsten Volpi, Chief Administrative Officer, United States Olympic Committee
2011 Marsha W. French, Sr. Research Associate at ExxonMobil’s Upstream Research
2010 Michelle Moorman, Mines Alumni; Mgr. of Regulatory Affairs, Summit Utilities
2009 Dr. Ranee Shenoi, MD, LLC
2008 Faith Winter, National Field Director, The White House Project
2007 Janeen Judah, President, Chevron Environmental Management Co.