JEFF WELCH is the President of NAmerico Energy Holdings ("NEH") LLC, a joint venture between Cresta Energy and NAmerico Energy. NEH is actively involved in the development of natural gas, natural gas liquids and refined products pipelines, terminals and storage facilities in both the United States and Mexico to facilitate the seamless flow of US hydrocarbons to domestic and international destinations.
Prior to this role, Jeff was the Sr. Vice President/ Head of N. American Gas for EDF Trading North America LLC, a subsidiary of the EDF Group based in Houston, Texas. EDF Trading acts as the wholesale market interface for the EDF Group, one of the largest power generators in the world with operations in over twenty countries. In this role, Jeff was responsible for natural gas development and origination initiatives of EDFT, including LNG export, pipeline export, midstream development, natural gas origination and structured transactions, and financial sales activity.
Jeff has over two decades of varied commercial experience in the industry, ranging from Domestic and International Development to Origination to Asset Management to Proprietary Trading through roles with Accenture, Tennessee Gas, NGC, Reliant Energy, Centaurus Energy and Enterprise Products.
Jeff has a BBA in Business Analysis and Research from Texas A&M University, with advanced coursework at Rice University in the areas of Business Valuation. Jeff is married with three children, and in his spare time enjoys various outdoor activities, travel, reading and wine collecting.