CANADIAN ENERGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Peter Howard joined the Canadian Energy Research Institute (CERI) in November 2004 and currently holds the position of President and CEO.
Mr. Howard has over 40 years of experience specializing in engineering and technical applications in the oil and gas industry. Prior to joining CERI, Peter held several positions, including senior associate with J.R. Lacey International, president of Arundel Information Systems, partner with LOGIS Data Systems Ltd., and vice president with Computer Research Associates Ltd. Mr. Howard is a co-author of the Gas Energy Management Model, the LOGIS data retrieval system and has acted in a consulting role for numerous companies with regard to computer modeling, data mining and computer application development.
Mr. Howard holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Alberta in Edmonton and is a registered Professional Engineer in the Province of Alberta.
Mr. McWhinney graduated from the University of Calgary with a BCom degree in 1972. Since that time, he has taken various professional development courses in a diverse range of topics ranging from accounting and taxation, to mortgage brokerage and lending and securities regulations. In addition, he has been a presenter at conferences on real estate syndication and regulatory compliance.
Mr. McWhinney has many years experience in computer modeling and forecasting in various industries, IT management and organizational administration. He brings with him over 38 years of experience in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, lease financing, consulting, and real estate syndication.
Senior Research Director
Dinara Millington joined the Canadian Energy Research Institute (CERI) in February 2004. As Research Director, she is primarily responsible for leading the oil sands research projects. In addition, she assists in the production of market research, economic analysis and economic modeling. Ms. Millington has participated in various projects involving oil sands, crude oil, natural gas, LNG, and renewable energy.
Dinara is also a main contributor to the Institute's Commodity Report – Crude Oil and co-authored CERI’s Alberta Electricity Monthly publication. Since joining CERI, Dinara has guest lectured at the University of Calgary and has contributed in data management and price forecasting committees.
Dinara graduated with a Masters of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Calgary, specializing in Econometrics and Time-series Analysis. Her graduate thesis was to evaluate the relationship between the oil price, oil consumption and GDP growth in oil-exporting and oil-importing countries. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics with minor in Finance.
Ms. Millington spent one year studying at Masarykov University in Brno, Czech Republic, as well as worked and lived abroad in Kazakhstan.
Jon Rozhon holds a BA from the University of Calgary and an MA from Lakehead University; in 2006 he graduated with an MBA from McGill. Since joining CERI in October 2007, Jon has worked as Senior Economist and Manager, Training Services. Presently, he is Senior Researcher and Editor-in-Chief of the publication, Geopolitics of Energy.
Julie Dalzell joined the Canadian Energy Research Institute (CERI) as a Senior Researcher in January 2013.
Prior to joining CERI, Julie worked for the Australian Government undertaking economic analysis of energy and environmental issues. Key projects Julie has worked on include: measuring the economic impact of introducing an emissions trading scheme into the Australian economy; developing an assistance program for emission-intensive trade-exposed industries; and delivering the Australian Government’s official projections of greenhouse gas emissions.
Julie holds a Master of Environmental and Natural Resource Economics from the University of New England and a Bachelor of Applied Economics from the University of Canberra.
Carlos A. Murillo
Mr. Murillo joined CERI in January 2011 as an Economic Researcher, and has since been an important contributor to a cross-section of studies on energy economics. With a keen interest in markets, economics, and public policy research, Mr. Murillo’s experience includes various published studies on issues related to trade policy, natural resources economics, fiscal policy, and energy policy, while working at a leading North American think-thank.
While working for the US Department of Commerce at the US Consulate General in Vancouver, Mr. Murillo contributed to various reports on regional market and economic conditions and developments, as well as by assisting US small businesses pursue opportunities in British Columbia.
Mr. Murillo is currently completing a M.Sc. in Sustainable Energy Development at the University of Calgary. He holds a B.A. from the University of Calgary with majors in Economics (Applied Energy Economics Concentration) and International Relations, and is a member of the International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE) as well as the Canadian Association for Business Economics (CABE).
Zoey currently holds a BSc with specialization in Biochemistry from the University of Alberta, and a Master of Environmental Studies from Queen’s University which focuses on metal(loid)s that people are exposed to in their residence. Zoey previously worked for CERI in the summer of 2008 updating course slides (now part of Oakleaf training), and including a natural gas liquids component to their course selection. In 2011 Zoey joined CERI focusing on the environmental aspects of the research CERI undertakes.