Ms Julie Nelson joined Cheniere in August 2018 as Vice President, State and Local Government Affairs. Ms Nelson is responsible for safeguarding Cheniere’s license to operate at the state and local level for all Cheniere locations within the U.S. Ms Nelson has extensive experience in the energy, maritime and transportation industries. Prior to joining Cheniere, Ms Nelson was a Principal Consultant for Boardwalk Pipeline and a Senior Counselor at Strategic Public Affairs, a Houston based public affairs consulting firm. Her LNG experience includes Vice President of Government Relations & Public Affairs at Cameron LNG and Head of Government Affairs for the U.S. and Mexico at BG Group (acquired by Shell). She has also served as a senior political appointee under President George W. Bush at the U.S. Department of Transportation.
Julie holds a bachelor’s degree and a law degree from Indiana University along with a master’s degree in maritime and admiralty law from Tulane University. She has authored and presented papers at previous Gastech conferences focusing on social imperatives for LNG projects and LNG shipping opportunities. In the U.S., she has been a featured speaker at natural gas, maritime and transportation conferences.
S11. Corporate Risk, CSR & Local Content