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Paul Doucette

Paul Doucette

Hydrogen Program Officer, University of Houston
United States
Paul Doucette Paul Doucette is the Hydrogen Program Officer at the University of Houston. In that role, he is leading the university’s efforts to grow the hydrogen ecosystem in Texas and establish the University of Houston as a thought leader in this important energy transition space. He recently retired from Baker Hughes where he served as the Global Energy Transition Executive and General Manger for Policy, Funding, Stakeholder Engagement and Knowledge Management. In that role, he interacted with key stakeholders around the globe to help chart the strategic direction of the company, particularly regarding the energy transition and low-carbon future. Prior GE’s acquisition of Baker Hughes, Paul was the Global External Funding Leader for GE Oil & Gas. His career also encompasses roles with Cornell Companies, Inc. as Vice President of Public Affairs and Business Development, serving as Vice President of Ward Creative Communications, Director of Public and Government Affairs with Star Enterprise and with Texaco in roles ranging from Sales to Director of Public and Government Affairs. Paul served with the 2nd Bomb Wing, 2nd Air Force of the Strategic Air Command. He holds his Masters in Business Administration from Nicholls State University; Thibodaux, Louisiana and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Louisiana Tech University. He is a graduate of the Advanced Executive Development Program of the Kellogg School of Business at Northwestern University. Paul is an avid long-distance cyclist, logging thousands of miles each year. He enjoys spending time with his wife, the 1991 National Teacher of the Year, Rae McKee and their five children, eleven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.