KANSAS CITY, Missouri — Mike Brown, President of Burns & McDonnell International, has been appointed as a member of the U.S. Section of the U.S.-Mexico Energy Business Council. He will serve a two-year term beginning in June. In 2016, the International Trade Administration (ITA) formed the U.S.-Mexico Energy Business Council to bring together representatives of the respective country’s energy industries as part of a broader effort to strengthen economic and commercial ties.
“I am honored to serve on the U.S.-Mexico Energy Business Council,” says Brown, who leads international operations for Burns & McDonnell, an engineering, construction, architecture and consultant firm based in Kansas City. “It has long been clear that the power and energy infrastructures of both countries can greatly benefit from increased coordination, dialogue and sharing of information. This is a time of tremendous opportunity and I look forward to bringing the insights of the professional engineering and construction community to this conversation.”
The U.S.-Mexico Energy Business Council was formed as a component of the U.S.-Mexico High Level Economic Dialogue as a forum to discuss and map out issues of mutual interest between the energy industries in Mexico and the U.S. The mission of the Council is to put forward actionable, non-binding recommendations to the U.S. and Mexico governments.
Mexico’s energy industry is quickly evolving, thanks to far-reaching 2013 reforms of both the power and oil and gas industries that ended decades of monopoly control by state-run enterprises. Burns & McDonnell has established an office in Mexico City as part of a long-range effort to provide engineering and construction services on projects in a variety of industries.
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