Albert H. Myres - University of Houston

Albert H. Myres
Albert H. Myres has had hands-on experience engaging in government
affairs, regulatory affairs, public affairs, and international relations. He has
directed these functions with Fortune 250 corporations throughout his
professional career. During this time period, he has advised CEO's,
elected officials, Non Governmental Organizations (NGO’s) and non-profits
on public policy and resolution management.
Following the sale of RRI energy, Albert formed A Myres and Associates
LLC. A consulting firm specializing in government and regulatory affairs,
public policy, resolution management, and coalition engagement strategies
relating to the on the Oil and Gas industry.
In 2012, Albert teamed up with an investment group from South Africa and
Germany to establish the US operations of Octcet, Inc. Octcet’s core
function is to develop and market a unique range of technologically
advanced diesel and gasoline additives designed to address the need to
reduce toxic emissions and improve fuel efficiency. As an equity owner
and Executive Vice President, Albert is leading the effort to establish
Octcet’s presence in the US and abroad.
Before leaving corporate America, Albert served as the Senior Vice
President of Government and Public Affairs for RRI Energy, Inc., Albert
directed the federal, state, regional, and local legislative and government
affairs activities for the company. He was the company's "voice" in
Washington and was responsible for structuring and implementing public
policy strategies to enhance and maintain competitive commercial
wholesale markets. Albert also oversaw stakeholder engagement activities
directed at creating and promoting dialog with key stakeholders.
During his tenure with Reliant Energy, Albert provided oversight of federal
and state government affairs, communications, community affairs and the
Reliant Energy Foundation. His primary responsibilities included leading
the company's efforts in implementing corporate strategies by developing
and advocating policy positions to cultivate and maintain competitive
commercial, industrial and residential markets across the United States.
Before joining Reliant Energy, Albert served as Senior Advisor and Chief of
Staff to the President and Country Chairman of Shell Oil Corporation.
During his 11 years tenure, he served in several other senior level
positions. Before joining the President's office, Albert was senior advisor of
the Washington D.C. government affairs office of Shell. His duties included
representing the chemical, hydrogen, solar, and wind interests of the
company in Washington and represented Shell’s international interest with
Nigeria in Washington and in Nigeria. He also served as Vice President of
the Shell Oil Company Foundation, one of the nation's largest corporate
Prior to joining Shell, Albert served as director for the Texas office for
United States Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison.
Albert actively participates with many community service organizations.
Following the devastation of Hurricane Ike, Houston Mayor Bill White
appointed Albert as chairman of the Gulf Coast Ike Relief Fund. Modeled
after the successful Katrina/Rita Fund, which Albert also led, the fund is
dedicated to helping fill unmet human needs for families in Harris and
Galveston counties and other affected areas. Albert also created and
implemented the Katrina/Rita Education Initiative, a $5 million project to
provide immediate intervention for displaced children who fell behind their
peers in reading and math skills. Between both the Katrina/Rita Fund and
the Gulf Coast Ike Relief Fund, Albert in conjunction with the Mayor and
board members were responsible for raising $23 million in private
donations for those in need.
Albert currently serves on the Board of the Greater Houston YMCA and the
Public Policy Board of the University of Houston Center for Public Policy.
Albert earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of
Tulsa. He lives in Houston with his wife, Angela and three sons.
4747 Research Drive
Suite 180, #101
The Woodlands, Texas 77381
[email protected]
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