Chris Birdsall is the Manager of Exxon Mobil’s Economics and Energy Division. In this role, he leads a team of economists, modelers, and researchers that explore economic and energy topics for ExxonMobil. He joined ExxonMobil as an engineer in 1996, and has progressed through a number of manufacturing, technology, and commercial roles over the last 20+ years. He has held management positions in ExxonMobil’s Polymers, Basic Chemicals, Lubricant Basestocks, and Technology Licensing businesses. Outside of work, Mr. Birdsall serves on the advisory board for the chemical engineering department at the University of Florida. He is also a proud supporter of the United Way and Desire Street Ministries for their work serving communities in need. Mr. Birdsall has a degree in Chemical Engineering with highest honors from the University of Florida.