Energy Secretary Rick Perry Calendars for February to December 2017

Calendars from the Department of Energy for Energy Secretary Rick Perry from March 2017 to December 2017. These records also include the calendars of Deputy Chief of Staff Dan Wilmot from January through February 2017, and Chief of Staff Brian McCormack from March to August 2017.


Entries of note from Secretary Rick Perry’s calendars: 

March 9, 2017: Meeting with Khalid Al-Falih, Minister of Energy of Saudi Arabia

March 13, 2017: Phone call with Jim DeMint, president of the Heritage Foundation and former senator 

March 23, 2017: Meeting with “Ironbridge” (Read more here). 

April 4, 2017: Meeting with JLN Solar, Inc, followed by a meeting with Harold Hamm, chairman of the Domestic Energy Productions Alliance (DEPA) and a board member of the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and America First Policies 

April 5, 2017: Separate meetings with the Solar Energy Industries Association and Fortress Investment Group 

April 6, 2017: Meeting with Darren Woods, CEO of ExxonMobil, followed by a meeting with Andrew Littlefair, CEO of Clean Energy, and a briefing on the Paris Agreement

April 19 2017: National Coal Council’s Annual Spring Meeting in the morning followed by a meeting with Andriy Kobolyev, CEO of the Ukrainian gas company Naftogaz, and an afternoon meeting with Pierce Norton and Dave McCurdy of the American Gas Association 

April 24, 2017: Speech at the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association

April 26, 2017: Morning meeting with Mary Barra, CEO of General Motors and a phone call with Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi, CEO of Qatar Petroleum. Afternoon phone call with Minister of Energy and Industry of Qatar, Mohammed Bin Saleh Al Sada followed by a meeting with Jim Lentz, CEO of Toyota North America. 

May 5, 2017: Phone call with Dr. Fatih Birol, executive director of the International Energy Agency

May 23, 2017: Meeting with the American Israel Public Affairs Committee

May 31, 2017: Meeting with Maria Korsnick, CEO of the Nuclear Energy Institute in the morning, followed by an afternoon phone call with U.S. Ambassador to China Terry Branstad

July 26:, 2017: Meeting with Randal “RJ” Kirk, CEO of Intrexon Corp

Aug. 4, 2017: Meeting with former Congressman Billy Tauzin and Montel Williams, followed by a meeting with Jared Kushner at the White House

Aug. 12, 2017: Phone call with Robert “Woody” Johnson, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Kingdom

Aug. 16, 2017: Phone call with Erzhan Kazykhanov, the Kazakhstan Ambassador to the United States 

Aug. 27, 2017: Interview with Fox & Friends, followed by a meeting at the White House “re: Harvey” 

Sept. 26, 2017: Panel at the National Clean Energy Week Symposium with then-Secretary of the Interior, Ryan Zinke

Sept. 27, 2017: Meeting with Harold Hamm, chairman of DEPA, followed by a meeting with Jim Brown, president of Western Hemisphere

Oct. 2, 2017: Meeting with Pedro Morenés, the Spanish ambassador to the U.S.

Oct. 4, 2017: Meeting with Leo Denault, CEO of Entergy 


Entries of note from Deputy Chief of Staff Dan Wilmot’s calendars

Feb. 2, 2017: Meeting with advisers from Ukrainian gas company Naftogaz

March 22, 2017: Meeting with Al Monaco, president and CEO of Enbridge, Inc., followed by separate meetings with Bruce Culpepper, U.S. chair and president of Shell Oil Company, and David L. Stover, chairman and CEO of Noble Energy

April 19, 2017: Meeting with Andriy Kobolyev, CEO of Ukrainian gas company Naftogaz


Entries of note from Chief of Staff Brian McCormack’s calendars

May 4, 2017: Meeting with Francis Fannon, then the government affairs manager for BHP Billiton

May 8, 2017: Meeting titled “Re: Murray Energy” with Douglas Matheney, special adviser to the secretary of the Department of Energy

May 11, 2017: Phone call with Charles Vaughan, who is associated with Thiel Capital LLC

May 12, 2017: Evening phone call with Charles Vaughan

May 16, 2017: Meeting with Jacqueline Hinman, chairman and CEO of CH2M Hill, followed by a “Ransomware Incident/Cybersecurity Update”

May 17, 2017: Meeting with “union senior leaders,” including officials from IBEW, AFL-CIO, and the Boilermakers Union 

May 24, 2017: Meeting with Jim Yost in which the “primary topic will be options for lessening Judge Simon’s control of the Federal Columbia River Power System”

May 25, 2017: Meeting with the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity

June 15, 2017: Meeting with Jeffrey Merrifield, partner at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

June 16, 2017: Meeting with Brian Shea, who works in strategy and communications at Grant Thornton, LLP

June 19, 2017: Brief for meeting with then-Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko

June 20, 2017: Meeting with then-Ukrainian President Poroshenko

July 5, 2017: Preparation meeting for trip to Kazakhstan and Ukraine

July 19, 2017: “Pre-brief: Ukraine PM Call”