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Bob McNally

Bob McNally

President, Rapidan Energy Group
United States
Robert (“Bob”) McNally is the founder and president of Rapidan Energy Group, a Washington, DC-based independent energy market policy and geopolitical consulting firm. Bob's 32-year career includes service as a White House energy advisor to President George W. Bush, an oil market analyst, and a hedge fund strategist at Tudor Investment Corporation. His acclaimed book Crude Volatility: The History and the Future of Boom-Bust Oil Prices (Columbia University Press, 2017) won the IAEE 'Marcel Boiteux Best International Energy Economics Book Award' in 2023. Leading media outlets regularly interview Bob, who frequently testifies before Congress on energy markets and national security. From 2001 to 2003, he served as Special Assistant to the President on the White House National Economic Council and, in 2003, Senior Director for International Energy on the National Security Council. Bob earned his B.A./B.S. in Political Science and International Relations from American University and his M.A. in International Economics and Foreign Policy from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)