Richard W. Westerdale II america first energyRichard W. Westerdale II will be speaking at the America First Energy Conference.

Richard (Rick) W. Westerdale II is currently a Senior Advisor at the Department of State. According to his official bio, Rick has held a variety of positions in ExxonMobil’s downstream business which included Business Unit Manager, Support & Controls Manager, Operations Manager and Engineering Supervisor.  

During his tenure with ExxonMobil, Rick last worked within a small staff group that reported directly to the Chairman & CEO.  From 1997-2006, the Heartland Institute received at least $676,000 from ExxonMobil. Of this total, $140,000 was specifically earmarked for climate change programs in disclosure reports by the corporation.