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.

Recent Recognition

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. 

Denise Burgess

2017             Liz Shwarze, General Manager of Chevron Exploration in Africa and Latin America

Liz Schwarze

2016             Dr. Elizabeth Hausler, Founder and CEO of Build Change

Elizabeth Hausler

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.